Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum

My Gradient Mesh

Apps Used: Adobe Illustrator

Adobe -- A mesh object is a multi-coloured object on which colors can flow in different directions and transition smoothly from one point to another.

This is a summative assignment

It evaluates your mastery of the skills in this instructional unit. This assignment contributes to your final grade in the course. You will earn a letter grade.

Your Grading System


Your Assignment

There are three files which contain linked images in your downloaded folder. Choose one of them. Either the:

  1. Flower
  2. Apple
  3. Match stick

Start by tracing the object. Avoid making the mesh in one large shape. Trace the image strategically, so you can create the meshes on each object rather than the whole images. If you wish, you can copy the placed photo to the second artboard to trace on top of it.


The goal with the gradient mesh is to be as photo-realistic as possible. You don’t need to replicate each detail of the photo’s gradients. The point is to use the photo as inspiration to create a photo-realistic object.

What you'll submit:


Make sure your document is named properly:

Appleseed-Johnny-#-My Gradient

Check that there are no placed images in your Links panel. Lastly, go Type > Fine Font... . Make sure the only fonts there are from Adobe Fonts. If there are others, get rid of them.

Now, you're ready to save your file and package it. Go File > Package... and follow the prompts. You'll submit the folder named

Appleseed-Johnny-#-My Gradient Mesh

Now zip that folder and submit the zip file.

Appleseed-Johnny-#-My Gradient