Everything you've always wanted to know about gradients in Adobe Illustrator but were afraid to ask. This extended video tutorial covers a wide variety of topics including basic gradient tools (0:30), the appearance pannel and multiple gradient fill layers (2:30), creating gradients with the blending tool (3:45), gradient strokes (6:30), gradient mesh (7:45), using gradients with type (14:00), wrapping gradients with envelope distort (16:30), and using opacity masks.
In this video post I’ll show you some of my favorite techniques and tools for keeping your files flexible including Smart Objects, Smart Filters, Layer Styles, Adjustment Layers, Masks and more. The approaches shown in this video should provide a solid starting point, but like anything in Photoshop there is no one right way to approach it.
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