To make shapes more visually appealing in Microsoft Publisher, users can add color using various features such as pictures, patterns, textures, and solid colors. This article provides a guide on how to Gradient Fill or Pattern Fill Shapes in Publisher.
To Gradient Fill Shapes in Publisher, users should first launch Publisher and select a new blank document. Then, click the Shapes button on the Insert tab and select a shape. A Shape Format tab will appear, where users can click the Shape Fill button and hover over Gradient to choose from Light Variations or Dark Variations. To customize the Gradient Fill further, users can click More Gradient to open a Format Shape dialog box. Here, users can change the Type of Gradient, Direction, Angle, Gradient Stop, and color.
To Pattern Fill Shapes in Publisher, users should click the Shapes button on the Insert tab and select a shape. A Shape Format tab will appear, where users can click the Shape Fill button and select Pattern. A Format Shape dialog box will open, where users can choose a pattern and change its color using the Foreground and Background buttons.
In conclusion, Gradient Fill is a shape fill that gradually transitions from one color to another across the surface of the shape. Microsoft Publisher offers two types of Gradients: Linear and Path. Linear Gradient colors flow in a single direction, while Path Gradient colors flow around the shape, leaving the lighter color in the middle.