Mastering Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

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From subtle shapes and shades of color to photo-realistic 3D, you can achieve some stunning effects with the gradient mesh tool. If you’re comfortable with Illustrator and ready to jump into advanced illustration techniques, this is the course for you. Join us as Cheryl Graham looks at how to effectively use the gradient mesh tool in any illustration project.

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Introduction

01:51

1.Introduction
2 lessons, 03:33

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1.1
Introduction
01:51

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1.2
What is a Mesh?
01:42

2.Using the Gradient Mesh Tool
10 lessons, 1:05:11

2.1
Create a Mesh
04:07

2.2
Color
05:09

2.3
Create a Glowing Wafeform
08:51

2.4
Create a Defocused Backdrop from a Photo
04:11

2.5
Create a Satin Christmas Bulb
09:24

2.6
Dealing with Irregular Shapes
10:36

2.7
Radial Mesh
04:15

2.8
Adding Texture to Gradient Mesh
05:38

2.9
Envelope Distort with Mesh
03:52

2.10
More Effects
09:08

3.Final Steps
2 lessons, 10:18

3.1
Polishing
05:22

3.2
Printing and Exporting
04:56

4.Bonus Project: Yellow Lily
3 lessons, 34:38

4.1
Yellow Lily (Part 1)
08:23

4.2
Yellow Lily (Part 2)
16:52

4.3
Yellow Lily (Part 3)
09:23


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Lessons:
17
Length:
1.9 hours
About Cheryl Graham
Cheryl Graham trained as a traditional artist in drawing and painting. These days she spends more time in front of the computer than the easel. She's been using Adobe Illustrator for over 15 years. Her Illustrator work has been featured in the "The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book" and "Real World Illustrator."
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