Rainbows, and Transition
Use Blends to create color and or shape transitions. No limit to the number of colors or shapes. The Blend parameter palette, upper right, provides convenient interaction with the internal components of the blend group. No need to "ungroup" to modify a color or line style).
Professional way To design gradients
EazyDraw has great Gradient Fill tools but sometimes direct user control of the vector transitions is desired. The Blend Group graphic provides precise control of the individual vector and color transitions - all with convenient interactive or numeric input. Old school graphic designers will appreciate the Blend approach and students may want learn this technique.
Since transparency is support at the individual color level, Blends may be designed using transparency. Notice the "Opacity" setting near the bottom of the system color picker.
Groups are interactively editable
Notice the selected blend (lower center) has controls available for each of the graphic components. You may edit any component directly and interactively view - real time - the effects of your changes. To move the whole group, notice the double border, this is a safe area to click-grab-move the whole group.
Notice the Blend palette presents three colors and line width settings, the focus path and one to each side of the focus path. The Position stepper (center area) is used to step across the entire set of blend paths.
A pleasing high quality rendering of a simple rainbow can require 50 to 200 individual Bezier curves. EazyDraw uses an advanced anticipatory caching algorithm to provide responsive real time editing - even if you don't have a Quad-Biggy-Hertz system. Go ahead and grab the download to see how we do on you own Blend requirements. We do provide automatic or full manual control over the density of the transition curves.
Solid or Sequence
Blends do not need to be completely filled. Auto spacing will fill the inter-path space with individual curves. The Percent method can be used for interesting effects.
Several methods for ordering
The sequence of paths is defined geometrically or by painting order. Simple to use but flexible enough for even a quirky design effect.