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Mastering Gradients in Illustrator

Level up your gradient skills with our specialtips, tricks &amp techniques rangingfrombeginner to advanced Illustratorlevels! I'm Evgeniya Righini-Brand,and...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 3h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Level up your gradient skills with our special tips, tricks & techniques ranging from beginner to advanced Illustrator levels!

I’m Evgeniya Righini-Brand, and with this class I invite you to master gradients in Adobe Illustrator. Whether you’re going for a vibrant and dramatic look, or something more subtle and dreamy, something minimalistic or elaborate and experimental, gradients create a sense of depth, allowing you to change the feel of any design, object and environment!

This class is suitable for anyone who loves gradients, and I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make awesome gradient-based designs suitable for both digital and print projects. 

In this in-depth class you’ll learn: 

  • How to choose the right colours to create beautiful smooth transitions and avoid murky gradients and colour banding;
  • How to unlock the full potential of Linear, Radial & Freeform Fill Gradient, including how to use multiple gradient fills and how to apply gradients to editable type;
  • How to make the most out of different types of Stroke Gradients;
  • Experimental techniques for creating gradients by using Gradient Meshes, Blends and Opacity Masks;
  • Techniques for taking your gradient designs a step further to get a perfect colouring, silky smooth transitions & a beautiful textured look;
  • How to create and use gradient assets, such as Gradient Swatches, Graphic Styles & Gradient Brushes to speed up your workflow or to sell as digital assets;
  • How to prepare your work for print & digital use.

I’m super excited to see your gradient experiments! Join now and let’s make something awesome!

This class was recorded in Illustrator CC 2020, but most of the covered tools and techniques can be used in older versions of Illustrator just as well, and so far there has been no significant changes to the tools used in this class in newer Illustrator versions.

Giveaway 2021:

To celebrate this massive class update we will be hosting a giveaway in which you can win 1 out of 5 Gradient Design Kits which include gradient swatches, graphic styles and gradient brushes and one lucky winner will also receive 1 year of Skillshare Premium Membership!

To participate:

  • watch the updated class;
  • leave a review for this class or update your previous review;
  • post a project in this class or update your old project with some new experiments;
  • and follow us here on Skillshare.

If you have participated in our original contest back in 2017 when we published the first edition of this class, you are more than welcome to enter this giveaway as well! 

Entry deadline is at noon EST on Monday, March 29th 2021. The winners will be drawn at random and announced the following day!

I cannot wait to see your entries, and good luck!


Gradients — research & inspiration board on Pinterest

Recommended classes:

Creating Trendy Abstract Patterns in Illustrator — a foundation class about using various tools in Illustrator and creating vector patterns, which would also look awesome if coloured in gradients.

Creating & Using Custom 3D Objects in Illustrator — learn how to make a range of exciting 3D objects in Illustrator which you can then art-map using the gradients to make them even more awesome.

Creating Trendy Designs with Abstract Patterns in Illustrator — learn about design composition and different approaches to designing and illustrating with patterns, mix it with gradients and you’ll get something super cool;)

You will learn

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


If you want to quickly implement what you’ve learnt in this class, apply gradients to your existing designs or illustrations or create new ones, be as minimalistic or as elaborate as you wish and use any gradient technique(s) you want! Gradients offer so much room for experimentation and you can use them in so many different kinds of projects! I’m into abstract and geometric designs, but you can take gradients in any direction you want, and I cannot wait to see what you choose to create! 

Share your work in your class project together with a few words about your work and what tools and techniques you’ve used.


Alternatively, if you want to methodically work through all of the techniques covered in this class, go for it and don’t hesitate to use the assignments at the end of most videos as a guide to what to concentrate on experimenting with when exploring each of the tools and techniques. And in this case, don’t hesitate to share your work-in-progress in your project for this class as you go, and I will be happy to provide feedback along the way!

Whichever way you decide to approach your project, I’ll be super excited to see your experiments and hear about your experience!


Whist working through the class, remember that there are a few downloads for you to use, and also don’t hesitate to download and have ready the table of contents to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for or to note down which parts you’d want to revisit later.


Gradients — research & inspiration board on Pinterest.


Basic knowledge of Vector Graphics is required to start this course, as this is an intermediate level course.

This course is for

This course was made for intermediate-level students.

How much does the Mastering Gradients in Illustrator course cost? Is it worth it?

You can enrol in this course with a Skillshare subscription that costs $8/month, but you start with a FREE 7-day trial. You can also enrol in thousands of courses on a variety of topics with your subscription, including several Vector Graphics courses.
The average price is $15.5 of 17 Vector Graphics courses on Udemy.

Does the Mastering Gradients in Illustrator course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

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Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

At the moment we couldn't find any available scholarship forMastering Gradients in Illustrator, but you can access more than 30 thousand classes for $8/month on Skillshare, including this one!

Who is the instructor? Is Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand has created 23 courses that got 1,433 reviews which are generally positive. Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand has taught 77,681 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 1,433 reviews. Depending on the information available, Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand is a TRUSTED instructor.
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This class is designed for graphic designers, illustrators & pattern designers, who are into creating geometric or grid-based works in Adobe Illustrator, and if you’ve taken my class Mastering Illustrator Tools & Techniques for Creating Geometric Grid-Based Designs, this new class will provide you with more tips and ideas for taking your geometric design workflow to the next level!

All of the tips & tricks which I share in this class made a huge difference to my design workflow when creating geometric designs, and I hope they will help you create your future geometric designs in a faster, easier and smarter way!

Cannot wait to see you in the class!


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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 3h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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