After you master the Pen Tool and Shape Tools tutorial, you should know the core of vector graphic - Fill & Stroke, because this is the main element that will inspire you on how to create vector illustrations, how to fill colors, gradients and playing with stroke.
- The Color inside the compound of a graphic shape.
- 2 types of Fill colors, Solid and Gradient Fill.
Fill Color using Swatches
To fill an object, open up your Swatches Palette. Select your object and pick any color from the swatches.
Fill Color using Color Picker
Another way to fill color is by double clicking on the Fill in your Tool Palette. A Color Picker window will appear and you can pick your color.
- Path or the outline created (using Pen Tool or other drawing tool) that formed the graphic shape.
- Stroke is actually the value of path when it applied with color & thickness value.
Stroke Styles - Caps
The Stroke Caps determine the start and end points of a stroke. This applies to open paths only. You can choose between a Butt, Round, or Projecting cap.
Stroke Styles - Miter Limit
The stroke’s Miter Limit specifies the appearance for the joins in a shape. Notice how the joins look after we applied different miter settings to the stars.
These are some very basic knowledge to know about Fill & Stroke. On the next post later we will come back to show more on how to make Fill Gradient for your artworks.