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Fill Format

Users can change the fill of shape through these ways in Edraw Max Online. Select the shape, then

  • Click Fill button on the ribbon and choose a desired fill option.
  • fill button
  • Click Style icon style icon on the right sidebar to open the Fill pane and choose a desired fill option.

No Fill

To set no fill in a shape, select the shape, then you can

  • Click Fill button on the ribbon and choose No Fill.
  • Choose No Fill on the Fill pane.
  • no fill option

When you choose No Fill, the fill color of the shape will turn into the same color as the background color so that the shape can blend into the background.

Solid Fill

To set solid fill in a shape, select the shape, then you can

  • Choose Solid Fill on the Fill pane.
  • Click Fill button on the ribbon and choose More Setting to jump to Fill pane
  • solid fill option

There are a series of options under Solid Fill of the Fill pane to modify solid fill.

  • Color: click Color option or click Fill button on the ribbon, you will see Theme Colors, Standard Colors and More Colors on the option menu. You can quickly select desired colors from the first two color labels, otherwise, click More Colors and you are able to find particular colors in the pop-up window.
  • color menu
  • Shade/Tint: after you choose a color from the color menu, the shade/ tint value will be changed accordingly. The lighter the selected color is, the higher the value is (from 0 to 100%), while the darker the selected color is, the lower the value is (from 0 to -100%). You can move the Shade/Tint slider or input numbers in the number box to change the value.
  • Transparency: to set how transparent the shape is, move Transparency slider or input numbers in the number box to alter the percentage of transparency from 0 (fully opaque, the default setting) to 100% (fully transparent).

Gradient Fill

Gradient: A gradual progression of colors and shades, usually from one color to another color, or from one shade to another shade of the same color.

To set gradient fill in a shape, select the shape, then you can

  • Choose Gradient Fill on the Fill pane.
  • Click Fill button on the ribbon and choose More Setting to jump to Fill pane
  • gradient fill option

There are a series of options under Gradient Fill of the Fill pane to modify gradient fill.

  • Type: the options of gradient fill type include Linear, Radial and Rectangle. When you choose different Type, the below Direction option will alter accordingly.
  • Direction: click Direction and select the desired option to choose a different gradation effect of colors and shades. The available directions depend on the gradient type that you choose.
  • Angle: to specify the angle that the gradient fill is shown in the shape, enter the angle value that you want. This option is available only when you select Linear Type.
  • Gradient Stops: to change the color, shade/tint and transparency of the gradient stops to set a gradient, but only one gradient stop at a time. To add a gradient stop, click plus icon; to delete a stop, click minus icon.
  • gradient-stops
  • The settings of Color, Shade/Tint and Transparency in Gradient Fill are used to modify gradient stops, not for the overall fill of the shape and are the same as those in Solid Fill.

Pattern Fill

To set pattern fill in a shape, select the shape, then you can

  • Choose Pattern Fill on the Fill pane.
  • Click Fill button on the ribbon and choose More Setting to jump to Fill pane
  • pattern fill option

There are a series of options under Pattern Fill of the Fill pane to modify pattern fill.

  • Hatch: to select the desired hatch fill in the option menu for the shape.
  • Foreground: to select a foreground color for the shape and adjust shade/tint value and transparency value to make changes.
  • Background: to select a background color for the shape and adjust shade/tint value and transparency value to make changes.