VIS COM 3: Advanced Rendering Techniques 
Adobe Illustrator: Basics 
Adobe Illustrator: Advanced 
Creating Technical Spec Drawings 
Rendering a Basketball Shoe 2 
Introduction to Sketching Cars 
Advanced Illustrator Rendering 
Rendering Fundamentals 1 
Photoshop Rendering Techniques 
Basic Sketching Techniques 
Basic Shoe Design & Rendering 
High Speed Sketching in Sketchbook Pro 
Advanced Rendering Techniques 
Photo-realism using Adobe Illustrator 
Rendering a Basketball Shoe 
Polygon Modeling in Maya 
Automotive 3D Modeling in Rhino 
Creating Brushes, Meshes & Textures 
Save BIG on Bundled Titles 
DVD Banner
  • Description
  • Topics Covered
  • Chapters
  • Specs
This DVD tutorial takes you through an intricate process using Adobe Illustrator's "Gradient Mesh" tool. The opening chapter of the video explains the basic techniques that will be used throughout the tutorial. After the intro, the video speeds up 2x and shows you the entire process of how to render this portrait image. Please note that there is no audio after the opening of each chapter. The Gradient Mesh process is repeated throughout so there is no need for further explanation. This tutorial specifically focuses on the Gradient Mesh tool and how to manipulate the vector shapes in order to achieve this high level of realistic detail. An actual photograph image is used as an underlay reference.

This tutorial is for all levels but some knowledge in Adobe Illustrator is highly recommended.

The actual Illustrator file is included.

* Please note: This video contains large portions without audio commentary.
  • Using a photograph underlay layer reference image
  • Creating Gradient meshes
  • Building the face
  • Creating and rendering eyes, eyebrows and hair
  • Creating and rendering eyes, eyebrows and hair
  • Instructor Intro
  • 01: Using a photograph underlay layer reference image
  • 02: Creating Gradient meshes
  • 03: Building the face
  • 04: Creating and rendering eyes, eyebrows and hair
  • 05: Creating and rendering eyes, eyebrows and hair
  • Product Code: KHA-Vol-1
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Min. System requirements:
  • PC: 700Mhz Pentium
  • Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • MAC: OS 10.4-10.6
  • DVD Rom and Speakers
  • Min Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Software:
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)
  • Not for use on a TV DVD player.
  • Only functions using a computer!
  • $15.00
    Sample Images
    # # # # # #
    Instructor Profile
    Industrial Designer
    Ruslan Khasanov was born in Ufa (Ural) Russia, grew up in Nyagan (Western Siberia), and educated in Yekaterinburg. He attended the USAAA (Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts) in Faculty of Design. He is currently completing his Master's Degree at the USAAA Academy. Ruslan also works as a freelance designer specializing in visual design, concept development and brand identity.