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Understanding Fills: The Fountain Fill



This type of fill makes a color transition from one color to another, in various directions -- also known as a gradient fill.

 





USING THE FOUNTAIN FILL:

Applying a preset fountain fill:

  1. Select an object.
  2. Click on Edit  Object properties.
  3. In the Object properties docker, click the Fountain Fill button  to display fountain fill options.
  4. Select a fountain fill type
  5. Click the arrow button  to display more fill options.
  6. Choose a fill from the Fill preset list box.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT:

  • You can also apply a preset fountain fill by clicking the Fountain fill button  in the toolbox and choosing a fill from the Fountain fill dialog box.
  • You can add a color to a fountain fill by dragging a color from the color palette to an object’s interactive vector handle.

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Applying a two-color fountain fill:

  1. Select an object.
  2. Click on Edit Edit.jpg Object properties.
  3. In the Object properties docker, click the Fountain Fill button  to display fountain fill options.
  4. Select a fountain fill type
  5. Enable the Two-color blend option.
  6. Open the From color picker, and click a color.
  7. Open the To color picker, and click a color.
  8. Move the fill midpoint slider to adjust the color progression between the start and end fill colors.
  9. Click the arrow button to display more fill options.
  10. Specify the settings you want.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT:

  • You can also apply a two-color fountain fill by clicking the Interactive fill tool  in the toolbox and choosing a fountain fill from the Fill type list box on the property bar
  • You can mix colors in a two-color fountain fill by selecting one of the interactive vector handles, pressing Ctrl, and clicking a color on the color palette.
  • You can add a color to a fountain fill by dragging a color from the color palette to an object’s interactive vector handle.


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Applying a two-color fountain fill:
  1. Select an object.
  2. Click on Edit  Object properties.
  3. In the Object properties docker, click the Fountain Fill button  to display fountain fill options.
  4. Select a fountain fill type
  5. Enable the Custom-color blend option.
  6. Click the first color swatch above the color band, open the Current color picker, and click a color on the color palette.
  7. Click the end color swatch above the color band, open the Current color picker, and click a color on the color palette.
  8. To adjust the midpoint between the colors, double-click between the two color swatches on the color band, and drag the new color swatch. If you want to specify the exact position of the midpoint, type a value in the Position box.
  9. Click the arrow button to display more fill options.
  10. Specify the attributes you want.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT:


You can also apply a custom fountain fill by doing one of the following:

  • Clicking the Fountain fill button  in the toolbox, and specifying the fill attributes in the Fountain fill dialog box
  • Clicking the Interactive fill tool  in the toolbox, and dragging colors from the color palette in the document window onto the object’s interactive vector handles


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Types of Fountain Fill:



apply a fill that gradually changes color from a linear path



The Linear Fountain Fill is the default fountain fill style and is very useful for shading rectangular shapes to suggest lighting on a dimensional plane or 3D object.

 



Apply a fill that gradually changes color in concentric circles from the center outwards.


The Radial Fountain Fill is very useful in shading round objects. It also softens the appearance of the object it has been applied to.

 



apply a fill that gradually changes color in a conical shape.



The Conical Fountain Fill is very useful in simulating the appearance of a silo. This fill produces a strongly shaded and unique transition between two or more colors.

 



apply a fill that gradually changes color in concentric squares from the center outwards.



The Square Fountain Fill produces an effect of a four-pointed starburst.

 

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