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Textures are one of the most overlooked . They allow you to vary the
appearance of solid colors, patterns, or gradients. The organic textures add the
appearance of paper, stone, leather, and other natural surfaces. The grid
textures apply lines, other highlights to applied to a fill, you can of the
To apply a texture to a fill:
Choose one of the vector drawing tools or select a vector object. The Property
Inspector displays the Texture controls in the Fill options .
controls in the Property Inspector.
Choose one of the textures from the Texture menu. A preview box shows the
menu with the preview area.
There is always a texture applied to every fill. However, with an intensity
of 0% the effect of the texture is not visible.
Use the slider or enter a number in the Intensity field to see the effects
of the texture on the fill .
Different settings of the Parchment
texture on a solid fill. As the intensity is lowered, less texture is visible.
Check Transparent to allow background objects to appear in the light-colored
areas of the texture .
is turned on, you can see one texture behind the other.