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Chapter 5. Color and Painting > Using the Appearance palette for fills and stro...

Using the Appearance palette for fills and strokes

Up to this point you have mostly used the Control palette to paint Fills and Strokes, but you can also use the Appearance palette to paint and apply other attributes specific to the Fill or Stroke.

1.
Using the Selection tool (), select the Blammo text.

2.
If the Appearance palette is not open, choose Window > Appearance. Notice that the selected text is listed as a group in the Appearance palette. Double-click on Contents to show the Fill and Stroke attributes for the text.

3.
Click on Fill in the Appearance palette, and then select the Pantone 187 swatch in your Swatches palette. The text fill is now red.

4.
Select the word Stroke in the Appearance palette, and choose the same Pantone 187 swatch from the Swatches palette.

5.
With Stroke still selected in the Appearance palette, choose the Stroke Weight drop-down menu, from the Control palette, and select 5 pt.

6.
Select Opacity from the Control palette; enter 50 into the Opacity text field.

Notice that because only the Stroke was selected in the Appearance palette, the Fill is still at 100% Opacity.

7.
Choose File > Save and close the file.


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