Filling images

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In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can fill objects, editable areas, and images with colors, patterns, and textures. You can choose from a wide variety of fills and create your own fills.

In this section, you’ll learn about

• applying uniform fills

• applying fountain fills

• applying bitmap fills

• applying texture fills

• applying gradient fills

Applying uniform fills

Uniform fills are the simplest fill type. They are solid colors that you can apply to images.

To apply a uniform fill

Open the Fill flyout , and click the Fill tool .

If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool  before applying the fill.

Click the Uniform fill button  on the property bar.

Click the Edit button on the property bar.

In the Uniform fill dialog box, choose a color model from the Model list box.

Click a color in the visual selection area.

Click OK.

Click where you want to apply the fill in the image.

To apply a fill to a text object, you can first render the text as an editable area by selecting the text object with the Text tool  and clicking the Create text mask button  on the extended property bar. This produces a text-shaped editable area to which you can apply fills.

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Applying fountain fills

Fountain fills gradually change from one color to the next, along a linear, radial, conical, square, or rectangular path. You can use fountain fills to create the illusion of depth. You can choose a preset fill, or you can create a two-color or a custom fountain fill.

Linear,  radial,  conical, and rectangular fountain fills

To apply a preset fountain fill

Open the Fill flyout , and click the Fill tool .

If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool  before applying the fill.

Click the Fountain fill button  on the property bar.

Click the Edit button on the property bar.

In the Fountain fill dialog box, choose a preset fountain fill from the Presets list box.

Click OK.

Click where you want to apply the fill in the image.

a clockwise path around the color wheelTo create a two-color fountain fill

Open the Fill flyout , and click the Fill tool .

Click the Fountain fill button  on the property bar.

Click the Edit button on the property bar.

In the Fountain fill dialog box, choose a fountain fill from the Presets list box.

Choose a fountain fill type from the Type list box.

Enable the Two color option in the Color blend area.

Open the following color pickers, and click a color:

From — determines the start color for the progression

To — determines the end color for the progression

8 Move the Mid-point slider to set the midpoint between the two colors.

Click one of the following:

Direct color path  — blends the colors along a straight line, beginning at the start color and continuing across the color wheel to the end color

Counterclockwise color path  — blends the colors along a counterclockwise path around the color wheel

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Clockwise color path  — blends the colors along