This tool, as the name implies, generates automatic gradient shades.
It must be used mainly for metal-like effect, as its abuse may produce cheap gradient-fill effect.
Before working on it, first create two shapes to be colour blended. (or three, depends on the key colours you want to blend with)
-Select the Blending tool, and manually click on the first shape so it gets selected.
-Now manually click on the second shape you want to blend with, and this will happen:
Now, because automatic gradients usually fits only metal parts or no rough surfaces, you CAN select how many "steps" it will have by
-Go on upper menu: Object-->Fusion-->Fusion Options-->(a toolbox will popup)Specify colour steps
That's it, hope you'll find it handy!
This post has been edited by Vincent: 24 May 2009 - 07:11 AM