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24 Lessons (1h 31m)
    • 1. Introduction & Overview

      1:44
    • 2. What Makes Good Gradients

      6:36
    • 3. Choosing Colours

      7:55
    • 4. Setting Up Gradients Using the Gradient Panel

      5:20
    • 5. Adjusting Gradients Using the Gradient Tool

      3:17
    • 6. Creating Multiple Gradients within One Object

      5:23
    • 7. Applying Gradients to Type

      3:41
    • 8. Applying Gradients across Multiple Objects

      4:03
    • 9. Applying Gradients to Strokes

      3:59
    • 10. Shading Strokes with Gradients

      2:30
    • 11. Stacking Multiple Strokes

      2:46
    • 12. Creating Gradients Using the Gradient Mesh Tool

      4:02
    • 13. Distorting Gradient Meshes to Create Experimental Designs

      2:49
    • 14. Creating Gradients Using the Blend Tool

      5:22
    • 15. Creating Gradient Brushes

      4:28
    • 16. Creating and Saving Gradient Swatches

      2:17
    • 17. Recolouring Gradients and Designs

      5:22
    • 18. Texturing Gradients and Designs

      4:14
    • 19. Creating Graphic Styles

      1:59
    • 20. Exporting Your Work

      3:41
    • 21. Final Thoughts & Conclusion

      1:44
    • 22. Bonus: Making of Layered Organic Design

      2:39
    • 23. Bonus: Making of Vector Illustration with Gradient Brushes

      2:40
    • 24. Bonus: Making of Vector Illustration with Fill & Stroke Gradients

      2:40
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Project Description

Create your own experimental gradient designs using any of the techniques shown in this class.

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Start your project by posting colours which inspire you and which you want to use in your gradients.

Use your colours to create a set of gradients, and save them as swatches — and post the previews in your project.

Then go wild and experiment! Apply gradients to your existing design(s) or illustration(s) or create new ones, be as minimalistic or as elaborate as you wish and use any gradient technique you want!

Upload the following to your class project:

  • set of colours you want to use;
  • gradient swatches' previews;
  • final artwork(s) featuring gradients;
  • a few words about your work, your process and what you have learnt.

Research:

Gradients — research & inspiration board on Pinterest.

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