The Gradient Mesh

Visitor do you want take your Illustration skills to the next level? Do you want other recruits to whisper your name as the great one? Mastering the Gradient Mesh is your ticket to fame.

The Gradient Mesh is not to be taken lightly. Even Cap has trouble mastering it.

Are you sure you are up to the challenge!?!?!

So ... Kaneda tells me you were bragging to the other BOOTrs about how easy the Pen Tool is and you want a bit more of a challenge. Well, step right up and try your hand at the Gradient Mesh tool. Cap has stripped the Gradient Mesh tool down to the basics and provided resources for you to expand from there.

Some Inspiration

Want to see some masters of the gradient mesh can do?

Bert MonroyYukio Miyamoto


Download Starter File

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. Navigator and the Mesh
  3. Tweaking the Mesh
  4. Eyedropper to the Rescue

I did those tutorials quick. It was just the basics. Make sure to spend time adding more mesh lines to really make your gradient mesh awesome.

So, you think you are ready to Master the Gradient Mesh? Let's see if you are up to the challenge with a strawberry.

Download starter file.


That wasn't so bad, was it? But . . . a bell pepper is a piece of cake. A more complex image takes a lot of patience to master.

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