The other day, I tried to put a text with gradient in my artwork, using Adobe Illustrator software. And this is what I did:
1. Click on the Type Tool [T] and type “GRADIENT” (in black color)
2. Activate the Gradient Panel and start picking my color, as follow:
Gradient Type: Linear
Color: from Black 100, to Yellow 100.
And this was what come out: nothing changed. Oops!
4. Next step, I right-click on the outlined text again, and click “Ungroup”
Choose Menu Object > Compound Path > Make.