Creating a gradient mesh


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Creating a gradient mesh

In these next two exercises, I'm going to show you two different ways to create a Gradient Mesh. One of which is really easy but doesn't do you much good and the other of which takes a little more work up front but produces much better results and get you way farther into the process way faster in my humble opinion. I have gone ahead and saved my progress as Plain background.ai found inside of the 16 Gradient Mesh folder and the only difference between this illustration and the Mish Again illustration that we opened in the previous exercise is that here inside of the backdrop layer, I have thrown away the final gradient mesh effect just so that it's not cluttering up our illustration.

Okay so here is what we are going to do. We are going to take this rectangle right there, go ahead and meatball it in order to make it active. This yellow rectangle, it's a stand-in for our final Gradient Mesh that we'll be creating. So we are actually going to be filling this rectang...

Creating a gradient mesh
Video duration: 4m 30s 12h 54m Intermediate

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Creating a gradient mesh provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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