Class 8: February 27, 2012 There are now 5 new videos on gradient meshes and feathering.
As promised last Wednesday, we will further our exploration of “blending” strategies and tools in today’s lecture. We will focus on the “feather” effect and some elementary work with gradient meshes. Keep in mind that there are any number of ways to accomplish the same thing in Illustrator. Experienced users look for the most efficient technique for each need. So, be prepared to explore the TRANSPARENCY PANEL and the BLEND MODES to make FEATHERING and GRADIENT MESHES functional rather than terrifying.