Finally! Apply gradients to strokes in Adobe Illustrator
Adobe has released another "Sneak Peek" video for Illustrator CS6. This one shows off a feature that has been requested for years by Illustrator users. With the release of Illustrator CS6 users will now be able to apply gradients along strokes, as well as across strokes.
In the past applying a gradient to a path required work-arounds such as creating a gradient brush and then applying it to the stroke. These methods often would result in a decrease in performance while working on an illustrator. The built-in ability to apply gradients to strokes should open up new doors to creative possibilities without overly compromising the performance of Illustrator.