1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 29, 2010 9:08 PM by Wade_Zimmerman RSS

    Gradient Mesh Help

    jimmystickers

      I like the idea of the tool, but whenever I could really use apply it, it seems I mess with it way too much.

      My particular problem at the moment is shading a kind of boomerang shape...like the sun was hitting it from the top.

      I draw the boomerang shape and when i click inside of it with the gradient mesh tool it to creat a first division of the gradient i get some whacked out lines that are nearly impossible to edit and smooth out.

       

      Is there any advice about creating the mesh or good tutorials about creating it in a complex shape?

        • 1. Re: Gradient Mesh Help
          Wade_Zimmerman Community Member

          We all just sort of learnt this technique a few days a go.

           

          Draw you boomerang shape and select with the direct select tool the four most outer anchor points like such

           

          Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 12.03.40 AM.png

           

          Then go to Object>Create Gradient Mesh and enter your desired divisions like such

           

          Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 12.06.46 AM.png

           

          then make sure you have the fill select on the color proxy. Add your colors.

           

          Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 12.02.16 AM.png