Applying a gradient feather
You can use the Gradient Feather effect to fade an object from opaque to transparent.
- Use the Selection tool () to click the Light Purple–filled vertical rectangle on the right side of the page.
- At the bottom of the Effects panel, click the FX button () and choose Gradient Feather from the pop-up menu.
- In the Gradient Stops section of the Effects dialog box, click the Reverse Gradient button () to reverse the solid and transparent colors.
- Click OK. The purple rectangle should fade to transparent from right to left.
- In the Tools panel, select the Gradient Feather tool (). Hold down the Shift key, and drag the pointer from the bottom to the top of the purple rectangle to change the gradient direction.
- Choose Edit > Deselect All, and then File > Save.
The Effects dialog box appears, displaying Gradient Feather options.
Now you will use the Gradient Feather tool to adjust the direction of the fade.
Next you will apply multiple effects to a single object and then edit them.