Finer Shades for Mesh Fills (or also Fountain Fills)

Written by Jeff Harrison
June 10, 2010
Roger Wambolt offered this insight: 

“For those that want to play further with the mesh fills, I showed a method during one of my webinars that Corel had me conduct a couple of weeks back.”

It can be tedious to go back and forth from the color palette to the mesh fill and to get subtle shades, so try this;

  1. Create two small rectangles a few inches apart
  2. Fill the first rectangle with, say yellow (use the RGB palette)
  3. Fill the second with red (use the RGB palette)
  4. Using the interactive Blend tool, create a blend of about 100 – 150 steps
  5.  Break the blend apart and then ungroup.
  6. From Window>Color Palette>Create Palette from selection
  7. Name the palette and you are ready to use this new palette to create your mesh object
A quick test from Jeff:

Also note that for building a range of colors take a look at this product to build variations.

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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