Select a shape and select the Fill tool.
Create colorful vector illustrations on your iPad! Learn how to apply fill colors, gradients, swatches, and more using Illustrator on the iPad.
Fill color is the color contained in the shape object and stroke is the border of the shape object. The fill or stroke can be a color, gradient, or pattern.
Gradient lets you add a graduated blend of two or more colors or tints of the same color to your shape. You can use gradients to create color blends, add volume to vector objects, and add a light and shadow effect to your artwork. In Illustrator on the iPad, you can create, apply, and modify a gradient using the Fill panel.
For the linear and radial gradient types, when you select the Gradient tool in the toolbar, Gradient Annotator appears in the object. A Gradient Annotator is a slider that shows a starting point, an endpoint, a midpoint, and two color stops for the starting and endpoints.
Point gradient lets you place color stops anywhere in the object. Therefore, a point gradient does not require a Gradient Annotator.
You can set the spread of a color stop in the points gradient. Spread is the circular area around the color stop in which a gradient is to be applied.
To learn how to apply gradients in Illustrator on the desktop, see Gradients.
When you create an object, the stroke of the object is set to zero (no stroke).
To set a stroke, do the following:
You can also change the stroke weight using the contextual widget. Select the shape and tap to change the stroke width using the slider.
See also: Apply stroke on an object in Illustrator on the desktop.