Editing a radial gradient mesh


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Editing a radial gradient mesh

I've saved my progress as Radial shadows. ai and in this exercise we're going to take those radial shadows and we're going to modify them to make them look like shadows that are actually cast by these peppers. So we get a much more realistic effect. So for starters, I am just going to marquee vaguely inside of this area and hope that I end up catching that left- hand shadow shape, and if you can't find it, you can press Ctrl+Y or Command+Y to switch to the Outline mode, then go ahead and marquee some point or other, and then switch back by pressing Ctrl+Y or Command+Y to the Preview mode.

And then what we are going to end up doing here is selecting these points that are surrounding the innermost concentric circle and we are going to modify the control handles like so, so that this shape traces around the base of the pepper. But notice as we do that, we are going to end up creating these riffs in these spokes here, so we will end up bending the spokes, which isn't neces...

Editing a radial gradient mesh
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Editing a radial gradient mesh 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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