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Gradient Mesh Tutorial by christinee Gradient Mesh Tutorial by christinee
Have you ever wondered about the gradient mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator? Have you looked at it once and couldn't figure it out? Perhaps you heard about the awesome images you can make with it, but don't know how.

Here is a tutorial for you!! Written for intermediate users of Adobe Illustrator, you can learn how to create images using the Gradient Mesh tool.

This tutorial will walk you through step by step to help you create the above image, and learn the various parts of the Gradient Mesh tool. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a better understanding of the Gradient Mesh tool, how it works, and how you can use it in your images.

Click the Gradient Mesh Tutorial Link to get started!
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SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Itīs a butterfly site, no tutorials there. :( Pity, cause I really need a mesh tut.
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WascawwyWabbit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Your link is broken.
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Devil-RB Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Hi, i have a problem. when i choose a colour from the picture with the eyedropper, it chooses an wrong colour. i mean, when i choose a "skin tone", i get the same tone but darker. and in some spots when i choose a dark skin tone, i get a bright one. plz help me T_T
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mojopixel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
cool tutorial, it helped me understand the mesh tool a little better, thanks :)
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zephroelectro Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
great tutorial, and very useful! :)
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irishelysia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Student
hellooo! have to admit, didnt follow this tutorial all the way through or to the T, but I've just been looking for lots of "quick to learn" illustrator tips and this was indeed helpful! thanks!
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naZzai Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
this is a good tutorial!..:meditate:
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tahmad Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
Okay, this is a nice tutorial! I have been learning so many new techniques from DA, and this is another to add to the arsenal. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this!
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n3t0x Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
somethingīs up with the tutoria... canīt open it!!
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Blazin287 Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
It's...broken.. :no:

please fix ASAP!
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Tep0seN Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
The tutorial is down =(
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serenitykishona Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2003
Nice! I've been faving tons of tutorials, yours is a nice touch to it all! And quite unique!
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christinee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2003
Thank you for the compliment!! I hope it is helpful and be sure to post some of the things you make with it!

Christine
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badman22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2003
Read your tutorial. For what it's worth, thought I'd let you know how I use it. First draw your shape. Then draw a box and rotate it in the general flow of your art, making sure it's bigger than you shape on all sides. Use the shape as a mask and the box as the gradient mesh. I find this gives me greater control and makes working w/complex shapes a lot easier. It also allows me to have the gradient flow outside the shape w/o being restricted by the shape.
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christinee Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2003
That's a great idea!! I know working with gradient mesh and odd shapes can be a HUGE pain in the neck not to mention very fustrating and time consuming.

I'll have to try that on the next gradient mesh I work on.
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badman22 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2003
I know I'd almost given up on the gradient mesh tool at first becuz I found it very frustrating being limited by shape I was working with. Then one day a little light went off in my head, and now I really enjoy the GM tool. I almost didn't say anything, cuz I know some people can be real sensitive about their work, and I didn't want you to think I didn't like your work. I do like your work! Hope this helps expand your capabilities! :)
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agitation Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
This will bring me a bit into the light and out of illustrator-illiterate-ness. thank you.
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