Create Gradient-Filled Areas

A gradient fill is a solid hatch fill that gives the blended-color effect of a surface with light on it. You can use gradient fills to suggest a solid form in two-dimensional drawings.

The color in a gradient fill makes a smooth transition from light to dark, or from dark to light, and back. You select a predefined pattern (for example, linear, spherical, or radial sweep) and specify an angle for the pattern. In a two-color gradient fill, the transition is both from light to dark and from the first color to the second.

Gradient fills are applied to objects in the same way solid fills are and can be associated with their boundaries or not. An associated fill is automatically updated when the boundary changes.

You cannot use plot styles to control the plotted color of gradient fills.

Double-click a gradient fill to modify it.