Use Stroke and Fill in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    You should already have Illustrator open and a document ready.
    First, look for the two large icons in the vertical toolbar. The vertical toolbar is located on the left side of the screen. One icon is a large white square and the other is a square outlined in black. These colors may be different if you're not using the default settings.
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    Click the "Fill" option.
    It is the white square in this video. This will open "Color Picker".
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  3. 3
    Click the exact color you want to use.
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  4. 4
    Once you've selected a color, click "OK" on the right side of this window.
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  5. 5
    Create a shape with "Rectangle Tool".
    The shape will automatically be filled with the color you've selected. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create basic shapes and how to get perfect shapes.
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    Now, double-click the "Stroke" option.
    Before changing the "Stroke" color, make sure your object is selected for editing with "Selection Tool". The "Stroke" icon is the large square outlined in black, just below the "Fill" color icon. The "Color Picker" window will open.
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    Click a "Stroke" color in the same way as the "Fill" color.
    You can click the spectrum first and then the gradient.
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    Click "OK".
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    Now, you can adjust the thickness and style of the stroke.
    These are at the top of the window below the menu. To adjust these settings, click the "Stroke" drop-down menus.
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    You can also adjust your "Fill" and "Stroke" colors from the top of the screen.
    Again, make sure your object is selected before you click the drop-down menus to change a color.
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    You can return to the default settings by clicking the small icon underneath the fill color icon in the vertical menu.
    If you hover over this icon, a box will appear that reads "Default Fill and Stroke". You can also click the white box with the red line through it to select "None", which makes the stroke appear invisible. This icon is to the right of the "Default Fill and Stroke" icon. This can also be done for "Fill" .
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This concludes our tutorial on how to use the "Stroke" and "Fill" options in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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