The Linear Gradient fill style option is located on the Fill tab in the Info portion of the Sidebar. This attribute transitions the fill from a specific start color to the specified end color at a designated angle within a selected or created figure(s). The Fill option must be enabled for a change in this tab to be applied to currently selected or new figures. Click on the box next to the option name to enable/disable it, as shown below:
Follow the steps below to set this attribute to Linear Gradient:
Click on the Fill Style drop down menu.
Choose the Linear Gradient fill style.
The following example shows a rectangle with the Fill Style set to linear gradient and Color set to blue:
A checkmark is used to depict the currently selected style within the drop down menu.
A style change will be seen instantaneously when a figure is selected. If figures have not been selected, the style change will apply to all subsequently created figures.
Working with Linear Gradients
Click on a Gradient Handle to select a color from the color picker or click anywhere within the color slider to add additional handles. The Gradient Handles can be moved to any desired position by clicking and dragging to the right or left on the color slider.
More than one color can be added by setting each individual gradient handle to one of the desired colors. In the example below, three gradient handles are used with these colors: white, blue, and green.
Type in a value or use the incremental buttons to change the Angle of the linear gradient. This option remains unavailable unless a figure has been selected within the Drawing Canvas. In the example below, a value of 75 has been entered for the angle.
Click on the Reset Button to reset the angle back to zero and the gradient handles on the figure back to their original position.
The Reset Button can also be used to reset the gradient handles on a figure(s) after they have been moved to another location. In order for this to be seen, you must have the Gradient Locations option enabled within the Bottom Bar.
Once this option is enabled, you will be able to click and drag to move each gradient handle to another location within a figure (see below).
After one or both gradient handles has been moved, click on the Reset Button to set the linear gradient handles back to their original location.
Click on the Swap Button to reverse the current color slider settings.