Digital Tutors - Understanding Gradient Meshes in Illustrator CS5

Tutorial & e-learning. August 30, 2010 by bomb.
Digital Tutors - Understanding Gradient Meshes in Illustrator CS5
Digital Tutors - Understanding Gradient Meshes in Illustrator CS5 | 910 MB
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Genre: eLearning

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on creating realistic artwork using gradient meshes in Illustrator. We'll get started by learning about the different components of a gradient mesh and how they each play a part in helping to blend multiple gradients together. Next, we'll learn how to deform a basic symmetrically shaped mesh object into any desired shape. After we finish building our first mesh object, we'll learn how to apply and control several different gradients within the mesh. We'll continue building gradient meshes for our illustration until virtually every detail has been addressed. Along the way, we'll learn how to integrate opacity changes within a mesh object as well as how to create a radial mesh. We'll finish our illustration by learning how to map type to our illustrated object.


Lesson Outline (15 lessons)

1. Introduction and Project Overview
2. Gradient mesh basics
3. Beginning to create meshes for the body of our grenade
4. Finishing the mesh objects for the body of our grenade
5. Beginning to apply color to the meshes in the grenade body
6. Continuing to apply color to the meshes in the grenade body
7. Beginning the mesh for the grenade's safety pin
8. Modifying the mesh for the grenade's safety pin
9. Creating the mesh for the grenade's safety pull ring
10. Creating the mesh for the grenade's fuse
11. Beginning to create mesh objects for small details
12. Continuing to create mesh objects for small details
13. Building the grenade's hinge
14. Adding additional shadows to our grenade
15. Mapping type to our grenade illustration

*** Project files are included


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