Fills

PageStream offers four types of fills:

NoteSetting a fill color and/or tint for a bitmap picture and turning Filled on will set the picture to display and print in that color. RGB, palette and CMYK bitmaps will display as if they were first converted to a grayscale, but the original picture will remain unchanged.

To set the fill color: Select a fill color from the Color pop-up menu. Click the Browse button to create a new color or edit an existing color. Select Custom from the Color pop-up and click the Browse button to define a custom color. To use a tint of a color without creating a new color, enter the percentage of the color to use into the text box beside the Color pop-up menu.

The Browse button

SectionFilling open and overlapping paths

You can fill open and closed paths in PageStream. Open paths will be filled up to the imaginary line joining the start and endpoints.

If a path overlaps itself, the sections which overlap an even number of times will cancel out and will be unfilled.

SectionFilling composite paths
The parts of the path which overlap will be unfilled, creating transparent holes. If the subpaths do not overlap, no holes will be created but the objects will still be filled as one object. This is useful when working with gradient fills, because the gradient will extend across the width of the composite path, even if the subpaths do not overlap.

SectionBlending
Blending allows the line and fill of an shape to either obscure the background completly, or provide a merge of the background and foreground.

To make a color opaque: Choose None from the Blend pop-up menu. The color will not blend with the background, but instead obscure it completely.
To make a color transparent: Choose Opacity from the Blend pop-up menu. Enter a percentage in the text box to the right. A value of 0% will render the foreground color invisible. A value of 100% will make the foreground color opaque as if None was choosen in the Blend pop-up menu.

SectionPatterned Fills
To set the fill pattern: The selected pattern is displayed in the Pattern Well. Click its Browse button to select a pattern. The Edit Pattern dialog box will appear.

Patterns are a repeated series of dots on a white background. Pattern fills are useful for black and white charts because patterns are more easily discernible than varying shades of gray, but they are not recommended for professional illustration.

To use a preset pattern: Click the desired pattern and then click OK.

To create a custom pattern: Click Clear to start from scratch, or select a pattern to start with. Click to toggle on or off the pattern's dots. Click OK.

NoteCreating a custom pattern will not add it to the list of available patterns. To use a custom pattern later for other objects or text, create the pattern as part of a paragraph, character or object style.

To reset the pattern to a solid fill: Select the solid fill pattern at the left of the pattern list. Click OK.


    Basic Fills
    Gradient Fills
    Radial Fills
    Shape Fills

 

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