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How do you use the mesh tool in Illustrator

Gradient Mesh tool is a powerful tool in Adobe Illustrator, it is allows the user to divide almost any shape into a mesh. Each intersection of two lines Horizontal or Vertical, can be colored with a solid color. In this collection we have focused over Gradient Mesh tool

1. Simple Drawing Manikin with Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

Simple Drawing Manikin with Gradient Mesh in Illustrator


2. Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create beautiful flowers with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with the shape of the petal then using the Gradient Mesh we will add the mesh points and color it. After this, we will compose the flower followed by the stamens in the center.


3. Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

One of the most amazing and confounding tools in Adobe Illustrator is probably the Gradient Mesh tool. Working with this feature allows the user to divide almost any shape into a mesh. Each intersection of two lines (horizontal/vertical) can be colored with a solid color. This tutorial takes a different format than some of our other tuts, and will help you work with the Mesh tool better.


4. Make a Shiny Gum Ball Machine with Mesh Gradients

Make a Shiny Gum Ball Machine with Mesh Gradients

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a gum ball machine with mesh gradient. We’ll create the base, the glass casing, the money slot, and the opening where the bubble gum balls come out. This is an advanced tutorial and the pace is fairly quick. Intermediate Illustrator knowledge is required.


5. Detailed Tulips With Gradient Mesh, Without the Mesh Tool in Illustrator

Detailed Tulips With Gradient Mesh, Without the Mesh Tool in Illustrator

We’re celebrating spring in this tutorial! Here you will learn how to draw beautiful tulips in a vase. We’ll start with a 3D base and then go on to create tulips with Gradient Meshes without the Mesh Tool, all in Adobe Illustrator. So let’s take a closer look.


6. THE MESH TOOL IN ADOBE CS5 ILLUSTRATOR

THE MESH TOOL IN ADOBE CS5 ILLUSTRATOR

If you’re creating art in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can turn to the handy Mesh tool to create smooth tonal variations in your illustration. Choose to blend one color into another and then use the Mesh tool to adjust your blend. Now in Illustrator CS5, you can apply varying levels of transparency to these mesh points.


7. Draw a Realistic Mango With the Mesh Tool

Draw a Realistic Mango With the Mesh Tool

Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial if you want to learn how to draw a realistic mango. Everything here is made using the Mesh Tool therefore if you want to master this tool better, this is your chance. Let’s get started!


8. How to Illustrate a Vector Tomato Using Gradient Mesh Tool

How to Illustrate a Vector Tomato Using Gradient Mesh Tool

You will use Meshes, Gradients and Blends for creating the resulted picture. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various objects. So let’s get started!


9. Illustrator Gradient Mesh Tool – Creating Realistic Vector Art

Illustrator Gradient Mesh Tool - Creating Realistic Vector Art

The Adobe Illustrator gradient mesh tool is often ignored because it can be unwieldy and confusing to use at first. If you persevere though it is incredibly useful, and some great effects can be achieved. This is my attempt to get to grips with it by creating an illustration of a metallic fishing lure for a design project.


10. Vectors Imitate Life with Gradient Mesh

Vectors Imitate Life with Gradient Mesh

To start things off, we need a source image to serve as our template for this gradient mesh image. For this tutorial I’ll be using a light bulb photograph from the stock.xchng. I chose this particular image because it has clearly defined edges, as well as components that the subject it can be separated into. The outline of the light bulb as a whole is crisp.


11. Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

Whilst creating a new vector for the Switchplane logo, I started experimenting with the gradient mesh tool in Illustrator. I realised, as I edited the gradient in the Switchplane balls, that so much can be done with the gradient mesh tool! So many people overlook it, using it only for shape or button gradients.


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