2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2009 10:51 AM by Wade_Zimmerman

    Gradient / Highlight / Mesh Questions

    cts_graphics Level 2

      Hello!

       

      I'm building a certain "mobile phone" in illustrator. I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to to create realistic highlights, like what's indicated here:

       

      http://www.ctsgraphics.com/view/pre-question.png

       

      Any suggestions?

       

      Is this best done with mesh gradients? Any good tuts on such?

       

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        • 1. Re: Gradient / Highlight / Mesh Questions
          [scott] Level 6

          Meshes would offer the most flexability. If Iwere doing it, I'd use a mesh.

           

          If you Google for "Illustrator Gradient Mesh Tutorial" you'll find many.

          • 2. Re: Gradient / Highlight / Mesh Questions
            Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

            I would say possibly gradient mesh or the use of blends and gradients and perhaps a little feathering effect.

             

            But you can look at Adobe exchange or Adobe TV for some tutorials or Lynda.com you can also do a google for tutorials for Gradient Mesh in Illustrator might yield some tutorials perhaps some free ones.

             

            Gradient mesh are wonderful and I sometimes use them but it takes a lot of logical thinking, if you think logically it is rather intuitive as to what has to be done. It does however take artistic talent as well.