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Fill and Stroke Tips

Although shapes and paths define the shape of your graphics, it's the fills and strokes that will give your graphics form. Here are a few ways to use fills and strokes to bring your creations to another level.

Use multiple fills and gradients

Multiple fills
Instead of relying on a single fill layer to add color to your shape, try using multiple fills. By using a mix of solid and gradient fills, you can create a textured effect. Keep in mind that you'll need to adjust the gradient stoppers' alpha so that all of your layers are visible.

Use gradients on strokes

Gradient stroke
Much like fill layers, you can add gradients to your strokes. While this won't fit with every style, it is a good way to create rim lighting.

Use caps and joins

Change caps and joins
Instead of leaving the corners and ends of your stroke at the default setting, try using the various cap and join options.
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