Creating and saving custom fountain fills

You can customize fountain fills by adding intermediate colors. You can also specify where you want the intermediate colors to appear by moving the markers that appear above the Preview Ribbon, or by entering a value in the Position box. You can add as many as 99 intermediate colors to a fountain fill. You can also save the fill to use it again.

You can customize a fountain fill by adding intermediate colors.

To create a custom fountain fill

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

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

3 In the Color Blend section, enable the Custom button.

4 Double-click the Preview Ribbon to add a color marker.

5 Type a placement value for the marker in the Position box.

6 Do one of the following to select a color:

• Click a color from the Color Palette to assign to the marker.

• Click the Others button and create a custom color.

7 Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you achieve the desired effect.

• You can move existing markers by dragging them along the Preview

Ribbon and delete them by double-clicking.

To create a custom fountain fill using the Interactive Fill tool

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

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

3 On the Property Bar, choose Fountain Fill from the Fill Type list box.

4 Click one of the following button on the Property Bar:

5 Drag a color from the Color Palette to any spot along the line that appears inside the object.

As the mouse pointer moves over the line that represents the fill's direction, a plus sign appears to indicate where the color is applied.

6 Move existing colors by dragging them along the vector inside the object and delete them by right-clicking the color.

• You can also adjust the color position for custom fountain fills by using the

Node Position box on the Property Bar.

To save a custom fountain fill

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

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

3 Type a name for the new fountain fill in the Presets box.

4 Click the Add button to save the custom fountain fill.

New patterns are added to the pattern list and placed in alphabetical order.

To remove a custom fountain fill

1 Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous procedure.

2 Select the preset that you want to remove from the list.

3 Click the Delete button.

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