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Gradient Mesh Tutorial
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Published: July 2, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 wakdor
Hope this is not too long. Just something I did in my spare time.
BTW the original image can be view here as a source for my mesh work.

Any question about gradient mesh I'll be happy to answer... just e-mail and drop me line or two. Thanks
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Stempak's avatar
Stempak|Professional Digital Artist
Question; How did you come to having three rows of mesh lines, where the center line is used for the highlights, and the other two stops a gradient? Thank you.
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Stempak|Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful Tutorial. Discovering first using the rectangle tool to further fill with the mesh tool, was an eye opening to understanding. Thank you!
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Mega5mix|Student Digital Artist
Love this tutorial, I aways like the Mesh tool Clap 
this one are my works, I do using the MT  www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…    :happybounce: 
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LunarMew|Professional Digital Artist
I always wondered what the mesh tool did. I would like to get good at it. It looks like a better alternative than the pen tool. XD
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ShrimpyMuffin|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! <3 Thanks!
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tosaanime|Student Digital Artist
thank so much....
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DrawswithaPC|Professional Digital Artist
great vector work, well done
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niteenp's avatar
thats amazing but I want more copliment tutorials
Pls add more
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rDOPEd|Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY i understand that horribly cryptic tool !! =D
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IAKhan|Professional Interface Designer
WOW ... it is amazing
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PaatySanchez|Professional Digital Artist
muito bom!
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artphanto's avatar
Wonderful tutorial Thanks!
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kakashiengga's avatar
thank you :)

This will be useful for my creativity :)
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aguleo's avatar
Very good tutorial, thanks a lot!
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Dudeicles|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was a great tutorial and really explained it well and in great detail.

Most people need to keep in mind, the Gradient Mesh tool is not easy for someone new to illustrator. There's some long time AI users who may still not know how to use the mesh tool very well for stuff like this.

If you're just out to have fun, mess with it. When in doubt, save in versions constantly. :D
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midnightdew's avatar
This is a good tutorial, but with being completely new and totally clueless on illustrator (and hopeless xD) i still found this tutorial slightly hard, I'm not sure if it's just me but i think i needed it dumbed down as looking at how all the finished outlines should look like is extremely daunting. :)
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sanjayorange's avatar
Very nice ! Thanks ! :love:
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danny12349's avatar
great tutorial!
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cryinginreddesigns|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful tutorial! I'll have to try it out. There are so few gradient-mesh tutorials around. :)
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maroberry's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial, now everything is makes sense to me :)
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Black-Angel1624's avatar
nice tutorial..
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MUG2003's avatar
Great tut!
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deepthoughtstudios| Interface Designer
great tut, i got illy yesterday and it was easy to follow even with such limited experience.
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