Applying outline colors

You can change the color of an outline to create a contrast to the object's fill color. Applying an outline using the Outline Color dialog box lets you exercise more control over the outline color. Applying an outline using the Outline Pen dialog box lets you set the outline thickness, style and corner shape. To color an outline quickly you can use the on-screen Color Palette. To select a color from a specific color model, see "Working with color" on page 303.

To apply an outline color using the Outline Color dialog box

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Open the Outline Tool flyout, and click Outline Color Dialog.

3 Choose a color model from the Model list.

4 Click a color from the Color Bar and from the visual selector.

• You can also enter the color components of a color on the Property Bar.

To apply an outline color using the Outline Pen dialog box

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Open the Outline Tool flyout, and click Outline Pen Dialog.

3 Open the Color picker, and click a color in the Color Palette.

4s • You can also click the Other button to create or choose a custom color.

To apply an outline color using the Color Palette

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Right-click a color from the Color Palette.

• You can also drag a color from the Color Palette to the object's edge. As the mouse pointer moves over the object, it changes shape to show where the color will be applied.

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