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I just messed up using the Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator.

I want to start a brand new Gradient Mesh on the object I messed up on and don't want to delete the original shape.

How can I remove the existing Gradient Mesh so that I can start a new one from scratch?

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There is no effective way to simply remove a Gradient Mesh from an existing object.

So, instead you need to regenerate an object which matches the original shape but without the mesh applied.

  1. Select the Gradient Mesh object
  2. choose Object > Path > Offset Path
  3. enter a value of zero in the Offset field
  4. click OK

This will create a new object which matches the shape of your original object. You can then simply delete the original Gradient Mesh object and start over on the new shape.

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