Using multiple strokes and fills

From the Appearance panel, you can add a number of separate strokes and fills to any selected object. These can be gradients or solid colors. This combined with the ability to alter the transparency and blend mode for each stroke and fill applied, can be used to produce a range of different color interactions between upper and lower strokes and fills.

Strokes and fills listed in the Appearance panel are arranged by z-order (like layers in a layer stack) and can be dragged and dropped to reposition them within the panel.

Multiple strokes and fills
To add additional strokes or fills:
  1. With an object selected, click on the Appearance panel.
  2. From the panel, select Add Stroke or Add Fill.
To edit a stroke or fill:
To make a stroke or fill active for editing:
To reorder strokes and fills: