Adjusting the midpoint skew


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Adjusting the midpoint skew

In this exercise, we are going to begin work on the eyes. I am zoomed in on the final Gradient cat.ai file, and each one of the eyes contains a total of four gradients. So there is one gradient on top of the pupil that represents the highlight, and then in back of the pupil, there is three gradients working together inside of a single shape. One of the gradients starts light on the inside, works its way toward darkness on the outside, and you can even see each one of these gradients listed right now here inside the Appearance panel. So the base gradient looks like this, white on the inside, dark on the outside. The next gradient up is dark on the inside, and light on the outside, so they are working in opposite directions of each other.

And then finally, we have a linear gradient that starts here at the brow, and works its way downward. As a result, we get something of a volumetric form out of this eye. All right, I am going to go ahead and switch over to the file in progress, which I have ...

Adjusting the midpoint skew
Video duration: 3m 23s 14h 53m Intermediate

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Adjusting the midpoint skew provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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