Questions tagged [gradient-mesh]

Questions about the vector tool that allows a shape to be filled with a continuous gradient, defined by multiple points within the shape, each corresponding to the colour.

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How to create multi-gradient reflection on Illustrator?

I want to replicate this multi-coloured reflection on illustrator. I tried using feathering and free-form gradient, but haven't had any success.
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How do I change the direction of mesh lines in Illustrator?

I'm creating an object that has the mesh. I want the mesh lines to travel in a particular direction, but when I set them up they default to another direction. Is there a way to change this without ...
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How can I make complex gradient images like these in Photoshop or Illustrator? [duplicate]

How can I create these types of gradient images in Photoshop or Illustrator? I don't understand how they made these swooshes. Lower picture is what I came up with... but it's not the same. Your ...
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How to create Graphics like this in Photoshop? [closed]

I am a developer and hence I am not experienced in photoshop and graphic designing. I recently came across a graphic like this: I want to know how can I create an image like this Photoshop? The ...
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Can't I blend two mesh objects?

I'm trying to blend two objects that I created a personalized gradient with mesh tool but I can't apply the blend tool on them. I've already tried the Object > Path > Offset Path but I wasn't ...
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Pixellated Gradients when exporting PDF from Illustrator

I designed a business card with some graphics that have gradients, but every time I export a PDF the gradients show up pixellated. I tried setting Print > Advanced > Transparency and Overprint > High ...
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How to adjust an Anchor Point in a Mesh Object?

I'm working on my personal project. My basic element (a bar) needed to be responsive in shape changing. First thing I applied the bar in is something like this: And the blue things (bar), the thing I ...
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How to achieve this perfect soft gradient in Illustrator?

This gradient looks subtle instead of a classic gradient bubble. Can you share a tip to recreate it in Illustrator? How to select start/middle/end colors and distances to recreate gradients?
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How to get nice, smooth transitions in an Illustrator gradient mesh?

I am needing help understanding what is happening with my gradient mesh colors. I'm trying to create some folds in a scarf using the mesh, however, when I apply the darker color I get a weird lighter ...
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Putting a meshed object on perspective grid

I am working on a picture of a room. The room has a poster in it. I created a symbol of the poster, and it includes a picture of a soccer ball, shaded with gradient mesh. Unfortunately, I cannot put ...
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Illustrator: gradient stroke artefacts

I am currently trying to recreate the "drop shadow" appearance effect as a vector. As suggested by this tutorial, I tried supplementing the benefits of stroke-gradients. While it did work with other ...
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How to manipulate the gradient mesh correctly?

i am learning about illustrator technniques and i want to do this tutorial: design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-a-vector-t-shirt-and-apply-a-pattern-to-it-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-28926 (sorry ...
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Making a gradient from a set of solid-filled shapes

I want to make mesh gradient from an abstract figure. The original figure made by adding an abstract solid figure as a Clipping Mask to a camouflage vector pattern. The resulted figure attached in ...
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Is this Illustrator gradient editable?

I have a background gradient that I imported into Illustrator, from an EPS file that I got. I am not sure if it is actually editable. It seems to be a group with a mesh. Is there a specific way of ...
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What is the status of the Inkscape Gradient Mesh Tool? I cannot activate it in version .92

I have been searching various forums to try to get some information about this tool. I have seen websites about how to turn it on through the Preferences window in Inkscape. When I have attempted to ...
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Creating icons with gradient shadows

I am attempting to create some animal icons in a particular style. What would your approach be in making an icon in a similar style? It looks to me like a lot of different gradients applied in ...
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Illustrator CC eyedropper samples wrong color through mesh in outline mode

I am working on a video tutorial with a gradient mesh. I'm trying to color it realistically according to an image file. My bottommost layer is a template layer with a JPG picture to trace or sample ...
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How to seamlessly merge junction of different shapes with gradients?

In Inkscape I'm creating a 3D cube like shape with some curvature along the border edges. To simulate the curvature I'm using two adjacent paths with linear gradients facing opposite direction, like a ...
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Does anyone know how to create this type of complex gradient background?

I was looking online and found this really lovely photo of a gradient background, and I wanted to know how to replicate it for my own works, I tried different things, some being applying colors using ...
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Using a gradient mesh to color lines in illustrator

So I have this line design in AI, and I made this super colorful gradient mesh with the color design I want to apply to the lines. (They are in separate layers if that is relevant) How do I use the ...
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Is there a way to convert a gradient made in Photoshop into a vector mesh?

I am not good at using a gradient mesh in illustrator or core draw (any vector program), it makes sense to create a non linear complex gradient in Photoshop. However when using tools like live trace I ...
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Tube Label Gradient Abrupt Cutoff when Printing Help!

We are trying to print some labels on a plastic tube(Using a third party company). We are supplying the artwork. The gradients on the tube sample, when viewed rather closely, are cutting off abruptly....
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Add stroke to internal lines in mesh objects

I am trying to create a fishing net in adobe illustrator. I have created an ellipse object and created the mesh but adding a stroke via the appearance panel only does it to the border of the mesh ...
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How to quickly setup a gradient mesh for annulus-like shapes in AI?

I usually encounter annulus-like shapes such as the one shown below: I want to create a gradient mesh out of this array of discrete patches. However, Adobe Illustrator can only create rectangular ...
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Transforming 3rd-party discrete gradient mesh to AI's smooth gradient-mesh

The problem I use pst-solides3d (part of pstricks bundle for LaTeX) to generate the following surface. The surface is not a mesh, but a collection of disjoint quadrilateral patches, each with a ...
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Mesh mask for easier color versions?

I have a water droplet I've designed using a mesh and a gradient for a glare spot. However, I need to make it as easy as possible to swap the base color of the droplet. I need to export for versions ...
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How to convert a gradient mesh created in Illustrator into a browser-compatible, scalable SVG?

I need to convert a gradient mesh generated in illustrator into an SVG file that is browser compatible. The mesh generates this gradient which I need to use as a background for a responsive web site ...
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Pathfinder divide tool on object with gradient mesh

I'm using Illustrator CC, and have a tear-drop shaped object which has a gradient mesh applied to it. I need to use the pathfinder divide tool in combination with another simple shape to take a chunk ...
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How can I remove an existing Gradient Mesh from an object in Adobe Illustrator?

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 ...
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AI - Breaking a mesh into a grid of vector shapes

I've researched for what seems forever, and I cannot find anything explaining how to break a mesh into a (distorted) grid of vector shapes. I don't need to preserve any kind of gradient or coloring; I ...
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A clean way to remove gradient mesh in Illustrator?

Does anyone know if it is possible to remove a gradient mesh from an object in Illustrator without producing a distorted/inaccurate outline? Adobe documentation as well as most online resources I ...