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How to color an entire gradient mesh...

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Hi, 

I'm working with a gradient mesh that is meant to look like a packaging bottle below...

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 1.36.01 PM.png

 

I would like to be able to color the whole thing at a time. However, it seems like I can only color individual sections at a time like below...

 

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 1.37.21 PM.png

 

Even when I finally am able to color all the middle sections, there doesn't seem to be a way to color the top and bottom like below...

 

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 1.37.47 PM.png

 

Is there a way to color the whole thing at once? 

 

If not, is there at least a way to make sure I can color the top and bottom sections?

 

Thanks! 

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Correct answer by Katie_Houghton | Adobe Community Professional

Use the lasso tool to select the mesh points you want to change. With the mesh tool it is the points that define the color. If you want to color the entire thing do not use the mesh tool.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/meshes.html

 

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How to color an entire gradient mesh...

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Hi, 

I'm working with a gradient mesh that is meant to look like a packaging bottle below...

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 1.36.01 PM.png

 

I would like to be able to color the whole thing at a time. However, it seems like I can only color individual sections at a time like below...

 

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 1.37.21 PM.png

 

Even when I finally am able to color all the middle sections, there doesn't seem to be a way to color the top and bottom like below...

 

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 1.37.47 PM.png

 

Is there a way to color the whole thing at once? 

 

If not, is there at least a way to make sure I can color the top and bottom sections?

 

Thanks! 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Katie_Houghton | Adobe Community Professional

Use the lasso tool to select the mesh points you want to change. With the mesh tool it is the points that define the color. If you want to color the entire thing do not use the mesh tool.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/meshes.html

 

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Use the lasso tool to select the mesh points you want to change. With the mesh tool it is the points that define the color. If you want to color the entire thing do not use the mesh tool.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/meshes.html

 

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Thanks. Is there a way to do it while still keeping some of the lightness to it? 

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That really is a matter of controling the colors and the points that you select.

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You could try Edit > Edit colors > Recolor artwork

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