Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Gradient Fills
other objects. So, for example, you could pick up the exact shade of green in the leaves on
a tree in a photo you have and use it as the text color for an adjacent note or as the border
around the photo.
To copy a color, follow these steps:
1. Select the object, choose the attribute you want to format (for example, Picture
Border, Shape Fill, or Shape Outline), and open the color picker.
2. Click the Eyedropper command. The mouse pointer turns into an eyedropper
graphic, and a square appears above the pointer. Wherever you hover the eyedrop-
per, the square magnifi es the color of that spot. See Figure 9.31.
Pick up a color with the Eyedropper tool.
hovers over a
pixel in the image.
Square magnifies
the pixel so you
can see its color.
3. When the square shows the desired color, click to accept it. The item you are
coloring receives the chosen color.
After you pick up a color with the Eyedropper tool, you can easily reapply that same color
in the same presentation by choosing it from the Recent Colors section of any color picker.
Gradient Fills
Whenever one color turns gradually into another color, the transition is called a gradient .
For example, when you watch a sunset, you can see how the red of the sun slowly fades
into the blue-black of the evening sky, and the sky’s color is a gradient. In graphic design,
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