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Transforming Gradient Fills

After you create a gradient fill, you can transform it by adjusting the size, rotation, width, or center of the fill with the Gradient Transform tool (formally called the Fill Transform tool). For a radial gradient, you can now adjust the focal point (center) of a gradient fill applied to an object. You can also use the Gradient Transform tool to modify a bitmap fill.

Adjust a Gradient Fill

  • circle1.jpg Click the Gradient Transform tool in the Toolbar.
  • circle2.jpg Click the gradient fill to select it.

    A bounding box appears around it.

  • circle3.jpg Position the pointer over an editing handle on the bounding box to identify its function.
    • Center point. Four-way arrow.

    • Focal point. Inverted triangle.

    • Size. Circle with an arrow.

    • Rotation. Four arrows in the shape of a circle.

    • Width. Double-ended arrow.

  • circle4.jpg Click and drag an editing handle to adjust the gradient fill.
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