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More gradient options
When you apply a gradient of one or more colours to a stroke, Illustrator CS6 gives you more options for how the colours are applied. A gradient that runs from one side of a complex shape to another doesn't look very natural — the spiral on the upper left has a gradient running within the stroke and if that was part of a drawing, it probably wouldn't be the effect you require. Applying the gradient along the stroke, like the spiral on the right, or across the stroke as in the spiral below provides a more realistic effect in a complex image.