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Re: [vox] Couple Questions



On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 03:16:23AM -0700, Tom wrote:
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> 2) How-to get a font to take the Custom Color (from Gradient color bar)

Easy! :)  Use the text tool (the "T" button in the toolbar) to draw
some text.  DON'T ANCHOR IT YET!  (ie, keep it so the selection outline,
aka 'marching ants,' are still wrapped around it)

Select the gradient you want to use.

  If you want to use one of the custom gradients (the many, colorful ones),
  click the gradient at the bottom of the toolbox to bring up the
  "Gradients" dialog.  Pick a gradient.  Close the dialog.

  If you want to just use a regular gradient (from one color to another),
  click the foreground color in the toolbox to bring up a color selector
  (you may need to click a 2nd time if the dialog doesn't appear).
  Pick a color.  Do the same with the background color in the toolbox.
  (At this point, you WILL need to click the bgcolor twice to bring up
  the dialog.)

Change to the Gradient tool (the picture of greyshades in the toolbox).

Double-click the Gradient tool button in the toolbox to bring up its
options.  For "Gradient Type," select either "FG to BG color" or
"Custom Gradient", depending on what you wanted, and what you did above.

Now, (with the text still the active selection!), click at the beginning
of the text, and drag (a line will appear) to the end of the text.

Let go, and a gradient will have filled the text.


-bill!


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