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Superlative Vector Graphics for Palm
 
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Leonardo Help

The Fill Style Menu

The Fill Style Menu is the eighth menu from the left in Leonardo. To access the Fill Style Menu tap the icon with the paint roller on it and either hold your stylus down for one second or make an upward stroke with your stylus, like making a shift stroke.

You will see this:

Fill style menu

The Fill Style Menu allows you to select a style for your Fill. You can select a fill style prior to drawing a shape, or, if you have an object selected and you change the fill style the new style will be applied to the selected object.

The Settings

Solid Fill

Solid fill

Tapping this icon will set the fill style of your object to a solid colour. To select a solid fill just tap on the icon with the paint roller on it. The fill colour can be selected in the fill colour palette selector. Once you have selected the solid fill you then need to select an appropriate tool to begin drawing.

Radial Gradient Fill

Radial gradient fill

Tapping this icon will set the fill style of your object to a radial gradient. To select a radial gradient fill just tap on the circular icon. The radial gradient will have the stroke colour at the outside and the fill colour at the inside. These colours can be selected in the appropriate colour palette selector. Once you have selected the radial gradient fill you then need to select an appropriate tool to begin drawing.

You will see something like this:

Radial gradient example

Linear Gradient Fill

Linear gradient fill

Tapping this icon will set the fill style of your object to a linear gradient. To select a linear gradient fill just tap on the vertically shaded icon. The linear gradient will have the stroke colour at the left and the fill colour at the right. These colours can be selected in the appropriate colour palette selector. Note that the stroke colour will also be the outline colour for your shape. Once you have selected the linear gradient fill you then need to select an appropriate tool to begin drawing.

You will see something like this:

Radial gradient example

Custom Linear Gradient Fill Angle

Linear gradient custom angle

Tapping this icon will open the "Set Gradient Angle" dialogue box. To open the dialogue box just tap on the vertically shaded icon which has an oblique arrow on it.

You will see this:

Linear gradient angle dialogue box

To set a custom angle for your linear gradient fill either enter a number of degrees in the text entry area just in front of the word "degrees" (here it shows 315 degrees) or you can use your stylus to drag the line on the circle around to the angle you want. As you drag the line the preview box on the right will show you how the gradient will look. When you are happy with your angle tap the "OK" button.

Texture Fill

Texture fill

Tapping this icon will set the fill style of your object to a texture. To select a texture fill just tap on the icon with a dotted fill and the "Select Texture" dialogue will open. If there are more textures in your texture library than will fit on the screen scroll bars will appear.

You will see something like this:

Texture selection dialogue box

Just tap on the texture you want and tap the "OK" button. Note that the stroke colour will still be the outline colour for your shape. Once you have selected a texture for your fill you then need to select an appropriate tool to begin drawing. Textures are created in the Texture Editor.

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