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How to Change Shape Fill in Mind Map - MindMaster Software

> Mind Map How-Tos > How to Change Shape Fill in Mind Map - MindMaster Software
Posted by Chelsea Yang | 11/08/2019
When making a mind map with MindMaster, you can fill shapes and text boxes with an image, a solid color, or a gradient (two or more colors that blend into one another). You may refer to this page to learn how to change shape fill in a mind map with MindMaster.

A fill is color, pattern, texture, picture, or gradient applied to the interior of a shape. A gradient is 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. Changing the fill color of a shape affects only the inside or front of the shape. A 3-D effect adds depth to a shape.

Change Shape Fill Color

  1. Select your preferred shape to fill.
  2. Click on theShow Panel icon Show and Hide Panelto open the Format Task panel (to the right of the canvas).
  3. On the Format task panel , click the Fill icon  Shape fill icon to choose your desired color to fill the selected shape.

Tips:

You can also use the quick-action color bar below the canvas to change shape fill. Select the shape that you want to fill, then click on the color of your desire to fill the selected shape.Change shape fill in quick action

No Fill

To make a shape transparent, colorless, or to remove fill from a shape, please click this option.

No fill

Solid Fill

To add color or transparency to a shape, please click this option.

solid fill

Color

To choose the color of the gradient stop, click Color. To use a color that is not in the theme colors, click More Colors, and then either click your preferred one on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. Custom colors on the Standard tab will not update if you change the document theme latterly.

Transparency

To specify how much you can see about the shape at the specified Stop position, please move the Transparency slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider. You can vary the % of transparency from 0 (fully opaque, the default setting) to 100 (fully transparent).

Gradient Fill

To add a gradient (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.) fill to a shape, click this option.

Gradient fill

Type

To specify the direction when drawing your gradient fill, select an option from the list. The Type that you selected determines the available Direction.

Direction

To choose a different progression of colors and shades, click Direction, and then click your preferred option. The available Directions depend on the gradient Type that you have chosen.

Angle

To specify the angle of the gradient fill which is rotated within the shape, enter your preferred degree value. This option is available only when you have selected Linear as the Type.

Gradient Stops

Gradient stops consist of a position, a color, and a transparency value. The transparency value applies to the gradient stop instead of the overall fill. Gradient stops can create non-linear gradients. For example, if you want to create a gradient that goes from red, green to blue, you need to add three gradient stops — one for each color. Alternatively, if you want to create a gradient that shows up only in a corner of a shape, you need to use gradient stops to make the gradient non-linear.

Add: Click the green Add icon Add a stop to add a stop.

Remove: Click the red Cross icon Delete a stop to delete a stop.

Stop Position

To set the location for the color and transparency change in the gradient fill, please move the Stop position slider or enter a number in the box below the slider.

Gradient stops

Pattern Fill

Pattern fills for shapes are two-color designs comprising lines, dots, dashes and checks.

Pattern fill

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