For those of you looking to get past simple vector shapes in Illustrator, a key tool that brings you into the realm of “illustration” as most people think of it is the gradient mesh tool. A fantastic easy-to-follow-along tutorial at can help to jump-start your gradient mesh tool experience! Download the PDF here.

Corrie is the lead designer and developer for PixelMill and their in-house brand, jgtemplates. This would-be triathlete has a mathematics degree but wishes she had double-majored in computer science and art instead. Maybe next time...

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  • DaisyChain

    Is there an alternative to gradient mesh in Photoshop? I don’t have Illustrator :-(

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