Do you want to make something like this?
I'm here to show you how.
Be ready for a long process.
You must have patience, patience, patience!
[x] Open up a blank Paint document
[x] Double click on the color you would like to start with. Let's do blue
[x] Click on "Define Custom Colors"
[x] Now look to the right, it should say, Red: 0, Green: 0, Blue: 253
[x] Now open up the calculator on Windows. (Start>Programs>Accessories>Calculator).
[x] At the top of the screen, click View>Scientific
[x] See where it says Hex, Dec, Oct, Bin? Click on Dec.
[x] Now enter the number that appears in the "Edit Colors" window beside red (0). Don't press equals, or anything, go to the left and change it from Dec to Hex. You'll get 0. Now do it with green. Make sure it's on Dec first, enter the number for green(0), change it to Hex and you'll get 0. Change it back to Dec, enter the number for blue (128), change it to Hex and you'll get 80. Put it all together and you get 000080. That is the Hex code for that color.
[x] The Hex code can also involve letters. Caps don't matter.
[x] Now enter that code with this format: [color=(code)] Your text here[/color]
[x] Using the Hex code 000080 it should look like this.
[x] Now if you would like to make a fade, keep moving the black arrow up the scale of the color editing window.
[x] The more gradually you move the arrow up, the longer your fade will be.
[x] I reccomend moving the arrow up a half rectangle each time.
[x] Good luck! If you have any questions please post! [x] Post some of your fades also! The fade used for this thread was: 004080