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?
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
Then go to Object>Create Gradient Mesh and enter your desired divisions like such
then make sure you have the fill select on the color proxy. Add your colors.