5. Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients

What You’ll Do

Apply Fill and Stroke Colors

Change Stroke Attributes and Style

Create Variable Stroke Widths

Use the Eyedropper Tool

Create, Edit, and Use Patterns as Fills

Blend Color Fills

Create Blends Automatically

Apply Blend Options

Create Blends with the Blend Tool

Modify Blend Objects

Set Transparency Options

Create Transparency Masks

Flatten Object Transparency

Control Transparency Effects

Use the Transparency Grid

Apply, Create, and Edit Gradients

Use Gradient Libraries

Use the Gradient Tool

Create a Gradient Mesh


The Stroke panel makes it easy to change stroke attributes, such as weight (width), position on the path, and its style. The weight of a stroke refers to the thickness ...

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