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@Keric said:

If I knew how to color fade, I’d SO be stealing the orange dress! IS it masking one of the backgrounds?

Ok, here’s your easy step by step guide.

1.Pick out the item you like, then go to backgrounds- shapes and on the last page should be a gradient rectangle (there is also one on the last page of the patterns list). Make the outline of the rectangle invisible and colour to preference

2.Size your first rectangle to cover the amount of the dress you want it to (bearing in mind we will be adding more of these rectangles as we go along, so you may end up coming back and resizing them later). Then bring the rectangle to the front and mask it to the item.

3. Make sure you have multiple selection activated on both items you are using (in this case background and female tops- dresses) and make multiple copies of the item you are masking to. Then using the gradient rectangles create the colour blend. Move each rectangle so they line up with the one below (you will usually have to make the bottom rectangle the top layer so as to make the blend as neat as possible).

4. Repeat step 3 until you have covered the item. You can then make adjustments, such as moving the rectangles or resizing them to make the bland fit better. For this dress I added the collar by adding the separate top of that dress and making the main dress colour transparent.

So yeah, that’s how you do it. It’s basically masking gradient rectangles to multiple copies of the same item. You can get some really cool effects by playing around with it. Hope this helps.