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Digital Illustration Tricks: The Mesh Tool & Swatch Patterns

Cory Kensinger

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6 Videos (30m)
    • Class Trailer

    • Using the Mesh Tool

    • Applying Mesh to Satellite, Saturn, & Rocket Window

    • Create Visual Interest with Swatch Patterns

    • Finishing All Space Station Elements

    • Using the Photo Transparency Trick & Final Touches


About This Class

Learn two powerful tricks inside Adobe Illustrator to polish your current illustrations. These Digital Illustration tricks are sure to give you an extra edge when completing your designs. Looks great on various design styles, adding realism and cohesive balance to your vector art.

You'll learn:

  • How to use The Mesh Tool to make custom shading
  • How to adjust shading meshes to make vector objects look more realistic
  • How to create halftone patterns to add visual appeal and balance
  • How to use photos inside Illustrator to make vector objects glow with realism





Passionate life-long Creative. I'm on a journey to master a few different things.

First, how to professionally produce my own music. I've been into Music Production for some time now. Writing music and learning the craft of songwriting is something I love. Using different Digital Audio Workstations such as Ableton Live Suite & Propellerhead Reason for sound design, song arrangement, instrument/vocal recording, and mixing is something I can spend countless hours experimenting & exp...

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