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Chapter 18. Gradients > Gradient meshes

Gradient meshes

What is a gradient mesh?

A gradient mesh is an object that contains multiple gradients in various directions and locations with seamless transitions between them . Using the gradient mesh features, you'll be able to easily render and modify photorealistic or painterly objects and complex modeled surfaces, such as skin tones, objects of nature, or machinery.

Figure 1. Illustrator's gradient mesh features are ideal for rendering naturalistic forms.



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