All Files Creating Gradients Vector drawings can be painted using linear and radial gradients. Once painted, you can modify the position of the gradient—see Using the Edit Gradient - Texture Tool. How to create a gradient colour In the Colour view, double-click the current colour swatch. The Colour Picker window opens. Select the Gradient option. Select the Linear or Radial option. In the color picking area, use the gradient arrows to modify the colours.