You can change the edge pad of linear, radial, and square fountain fills. The edge pad value determines how long the beginning and end colors remain solid before they start blending with the next color in the fountain fill. Conical fountain fills progress in rays, so you can't change their edge pad.
Adjusting the edge pad value determines how long the beginning and ending colors remain as solid colors before they start blending with the next color in linear, radial, and square fountain fills.
To change the fountain fill edge pad
1 Using the Pick tool, select a fountain fill object.
2 Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click Fountain Fill Dialog.
3 Type a value in the Edge Pad box to set the amount of the fill taken up by the progression's beginning and end colors.
To change the edge pad using the Interactive Fill tool
1 Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool.
2 Select a fountain fill object.
3 On the Property Bar, type a value in the bottom portion of the Fountain Fill Angle and Edge Pad box, and press ENTER.
• Higher values let the colors remain solid longer before blending, causing the colors to spread more quickly. Lower values result in a smooth transformation between the two colors.
To change the edge pad using the mouse
I Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous procedure.
^ " 2 Drag one of the end point handles of the vector inside the object in an inward or outward direction.
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