Using Gradient Mesh to add contoured shading


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Using Gradient Mesh to add contoured shading

Because of the natural contours that a Gradient Mesh seems to make, I like to use it for shading especially when I want to create something little bit more complex than just regular plain shading. In this example here I'm working with a document called shading.ai and what I want to do is I want to create some kind of a reflection or a highlight in this particular area of the object and I want it to match the contour of the shape itself. I want it to look somewhat more realistic and on top of that, I also want to go ahead and apply it as an opacity mask to really allow it to do what I want it to do. I'll explain it to you guys as we kind of go along. So I mean this a mesh to work with the shape right here. I don't have a group to work because I just want to access parts of the paths that are here. I'm going to start off by just clicking on this outer edge right here. So this is my shape here, which I'm going to be using as my overall shape my mesh is going to be as w...

Using Gradient Mesh to add contoured shading
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Using Gradient Mesh to add contoured shading provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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Illustrator
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