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Shading with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 Mesh Object

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Simple lines can convey straightforward ideas, but subtlety often requires shading. Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates using mesh objects to add gradients to curves. Brian shares his best tips for saving steps and preventing headaches as you work with mesh objects.

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Summary

As you can see from this brief introduction, mesh objects can be used in very powerful ways. To see the Mesh tool in action, check out the free Gradient Mesh Tool video on Adobe TV.

Have fun exploring!

Brian Wood is a seasoned web developer and web/print technology trainer. An Adobe Certified Instructor in Acrobat 9 Pro, Illustrator CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, InDesign CS3, and Photoshop CS3, Brian has authored several training books, including Adobe InDesign CS2 Hands-On-Training, Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, and others, all published by Peachpit Press. He has also authored online training videos for Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Expression Web, and other products.

Brian provides corporate training to companies nationwide, and is an active developer. He co-owns AskBrianWood.com and BrianWoodTraining.com, and he has a training video blog at BrianWoodTips.com.