36 Free metallic gradients in vector format

36 Vector Metallic Gradients To Add Some Shine To Your Artwork

36 Vector Metallic Gradients To Add Some Shine To Your Artwork 1024 576 Nick Saporito

Gradients can be used to simulate the shiny appearance of reflective metals, but creating them can be time-consuming. An easier solution would be to have a collection of pre-made vector gradients that you can drag and drop to your workspace whenever you need them.

Today I’ll be sharing a free collection of 36 metallic gradients in vector format. Use them to add some shine to your artwork that will make it pop:

Vector metallic gradients

The metallic gradients include copper, bronze, gold, rose gold, steel and silver.

The download link includes copies for Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer (although the Inkscape file should work with most vector apps.)

How To Use These Gradients

To apply them, simply import the gradients file onto your workspace, select one of the objects with the gradient you want to use and copy the object. Then, select the object you want to apply it to and paste the style, which can be done in the following ways:

Inkscape users: Edit > Paste > Style

Affinity Designer users: Edit > Paste Style

Adobe Illustrator users: Window > Graphic Styles and drag & drop the gradient object onto the menu to add it as a new style

Once applied, your artwork can take on the appearance of shiny metal:

Gold gradient before and after

Free Download 👇

You can download a free copy here: metallic-gradients.zip

Try it out and leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

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Hi, I'm Nick— a Philadelphia-based graphic designer with over 10 years of experience. Each year millions of users learn how to use design software to express their creativity using my tutorials here and on YouTube.

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