Creating a mesh with the Mesh tool


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Creating a mesh with the Mesh tool

I've saved my progress as Finessed colors.ai. I want you to know that I did one additional thing. I added a column line right here at this location. That just helped me better organize the shadows toward the top of the shape. So you can do the same thing too if you want. Now, in this exercise I'm going to show you a different way to approach the creation of a gradient mesh. This time we'll be using the Mesh tool. So just to limit the amount of confusion we might encounter here, what I'd like you to do is go over to the Layers panel, if you're working along with me, twirl open that mesh peppers layer right there and go ahead and lock the very top path outline, just click in the lock column, because that way we won't accidentally modify this forward shape as we're working on the rear one.

Now, using my Black Arrow tool I'm going to click on this big sort of double low B shape right here in the background. And in this case I'm not interested in creating a bu...

Creating a mesh with the Mesh tool
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Creating a mesh with the Mesh tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design
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Illustrator
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