The Fill Tool allows you to adjust the fill and line colors applied to vector and text objects.
Although you can use the Fill Tool to apply solid colors to an object's fill or stroke, its true power lies in its ability to apply and modify gradients.
The following settings can be adjusted from the context toolbar:
Context—allows the adjustment of either the Fill or Stroke color of the selected object.
Type—converts the object's color type. For example, from None to Linear.
Select, pick, and modify the object's solid or gradient color—click the color swatch to display a pop-up panel. See the Color panel, Swatches panel, and Gradient editing topics for more information on the settings available.
Rotate gradient—rotates the applied gradient by 90°.
Reverse gradient—the end stops swap places. (All intermediate stops are also repositioned accordingly.)
Maintain fill aspect ratio—if this option is off (default), the end stops can be resized separately which changes aspect ratio. When selected, the end stops are locked to keep the aspect ratio (i.e. changing one will automatically update the other). This setting affects only Elliptical and Bitmap fills.