In this course, Illustrator CC Blends and Gradient Mesh, you'll learn how to use the blend options in Illustrator CC to blend objects and color in various ways. Additionally, this course covers how to use Gradient Mesh, how to apply one, and manipulate it so you get the results you're looking for. These two features allow you to create artwork with rich transitions, three-dimensional shading, and highlights. Software required: Illustrator CC.
Creating a Rocket Illustration In this chapter, we're going to take all the skills that we learned about when it comes to working with blends and gradient mesh inside of Illustrator to create this illustration of this rocket. If you take a look at the rocket, it definitely has a 3D quality to it. That was achieved by using gradient mesh. You can see examples of the gradient mesh here within the body of the rocket, the top section of the rocket, the window, and also these legs here on the rocket. We've also used blends to create these flames. So, we're going to implement everything that we talked about up until this point to create this illustration.