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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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10.1 The Gradient Tool

The Gradient tool ( or ) is where you create new gradients on objects. It is also the best environment for editing existing gradients—even though, once created, a gradient on a selected object can be edited (by dragging handles and assigning colors to them) not only in the Gradient tool but also in the Node tool (12.5 The Node Tool), all shape tools (Chapter 11), and in the Dropper tool (8.6 The Dropper Tool). Still, the Gradient tool has a number of gradient-specific editing conveniences.

Creating a new gradient is very simple: ...

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