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Using the Styles Panel

As you create the fills and effects for your objects, you may need to use the exact fill that was applied to other objects. For example, you just applied a gradient to one of the shapes you added to the film canister. That gradient needs to be applied to the other shape you added as well. You could just delete the second shape and then make a copy of the shape with the gradient. That method would work just fine; that is how you originally created the second shape. FreeHand provides another way as well: you can save the gradient fill in the Styles panel and apply it from there.

Styles are simply named collections of formatting attributes. If you are familiar with style sheets in word processing or page layout programs, you probably already have a good idea of how styles work. Not only can you save text styles for your work in FreeHand, but you can also save graphic styles. You’ll work with text styles in Lesson 7, “Page Layout and Printing.” For now, you will learn only about graphics styles.


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