Learn how to create custom gradient meshes with these Illustrator tutorials.
- [Voiceover] Hello and welcome to Creating Gradient Meshes with Illustrator. My name is Justin Seeley and I'm a staff author for the design segment here at Lynda.com In this course we'll be covering the Gradient Mesh tool, which is one of the most complex and misunderstood tools in all of Illustrator. We'll start off by walking you through what a gradient mesh is, how it works, and why you might want to use them in your art work. From there we'll be working through the basics of the Mesh tool, where you'll see how to do things like creating your first mesh, adding color and shading, and I'll give you some strategies for creating meshes on complex shapes as well.
Once you're comfortable using the Mesh tool, we're going to transition into a series of hands-on projects. We'll start off by creating some basic things, then we'll kick it up a notch by creating some more complex artwork. Finally, I'll be giving you a bit of homework to create some fire of your own. Gradient meshes have the ability to create some amazing artwork. Hopefully by the end of this course you'll have all the tools you need to help transform your next project into something really special. I'm excited about this course, and I hope you are too.
So let's go ahead and get started creating gradient meshes with Illustrator.