Finessing the colors of mesh points


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Finessing the colors of mesh points

All right, so after about seven or eight minutes worth of work here, this is the effect I've come up with so far. It's called Manually assigned colors.ai and it's found inside the 24_gradients folder. And incidentally, if you're ever trying to gauge the colors inside of a shape and you don't want all those selection edges in the way, all you do is that same keyboard shortcut we've been using all this time, Ctrl+H or Command+H on a Mac, to hide the selection or Ctrl+H or Command+H again to bring it back. Now, a couple of other things I want you to note. In addition to Shift+Clicking to lift colors from the tracing template, you can Shift+Click in order to lift colors from inside the gradients as well.

So let's say, for example, that I want these two points to be lighter, so that we have a highlight at this location. I'm working with my White Arrow tool. So I clicked on one. I Shift+Clicked on the other. I'll press the I key to switch over to the Eyedrop...

Finessing the colors of mesh points
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Finessing the colors of mesh points 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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