Changing a fountain fills quality

When you create a fountain fill, the space required to blend the colors is divided by the number of fountain steps displayed in the Steps box. By default, CorelDRAW displays each object with the same number of fountain steps, making small objects seem more detailed than larger ones. Unlocking the Steps option overrides all other settings. You can then increase the number of steps used in larger objects, making them appear the same as fills displayed in smaller objects. The number of steps specified in the Fountain Fill dialog box overrides the number of steps in the Options and Print dialog boxes.

To change the quality of a fountain fill

1 Select a fountain fill object with the Pick tool.

2 Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click Fountain Fill Dialog.

3 To unlock the Steps box, click the Padlock icon that appears to the right of the Steps box.

4 Type a value in the Steps box to change the number of steps used to display and print the fountain fill.

To change the quality of a fountain fill using the Property Bar

1 Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool.

2 Select a fountain fill.

3 On the Property Bar, click the Fountain Step Lock/Unlock button to unlock the Steps box. (The Steps box is unlocked when the button appears pressed.)

++ lisejc^UJ 4 Type a value in the Fountain Step box to change the number of steps used to display and print the fountain fill.

• When the Steps box is locked, the fill prints with the number of steps specified in the Print dialog box and displays on screen with the number of steps specified in the Options dialog box.

To change the default display of fountain fills

1 Click Tools, Options.

2 In the list of categories, click Workspace, Display.

3 Type the number of steps in the Preview Fountain Steps box.

Once you have created a two-color fountain fill, you can change the appearance of a two-color fountain fill without altering its pattern. You can change its appearance by changing the colors used to create the fountain fill. When using the Fountain Fill dialog box, you can preview your fill in the Preview window.

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