Inkscape - Gradient

Inkscape Layout


Color - Gradient in Inkscape


Gradients are defined in terms of Stops.

A Stop has:

  • a color
  • and a position (offset)

in the Gradient.

The default Gradient has two Stops, both with the same color but with different transparencies.

You can add as many stop as you want.



A gradient

There are two ways to add a gradient:

  • the Gradient Tool. Click on it and create a line with a start and an end handle.
  • the Fill and Stroke dialog.

A stop

Once a gradient line has been created, you can add a stop by:

  • double clicking on it.
  • or using the + icon of the control bar


Select the object and click on:

  • the gradient tool. By default, the end stop will be selected
  • or the spacebar, you enter in the Edit by node (F2) tool and you can see the stop nodes

Color: Both the Fill and Stroke paint tabs will show the color of the Stop and can be used to change the color.


Fill and Stroke dialog after selecting the object: Fill Gradient Inkscape

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