Awesome mesh gradients in Inkscape
This tutorial is about a quick way how to create awesome looking mesh gradients from images or manually in inkscape. Mesh gradient is a like lots of linear gradients arranged in grid or network of gradient nodes.
For a simple linear gradient, here’s a great tutorial about it : https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-create-gradient-fills-and-strokes-in-inkscape–vector-14240
Mesh gradients can be useful for subtle gradients like skin, fruits, sky etc. So let’s start.
Step 1. Open Inkscape and import some reference image for gradients. I have chosen this picture to be my gradient model. ( https://pixabay.com/photos/landscape-shore-sunset-clouds-914148/)
I chose default settings for import:
Step 4. Adjust rows, columns, nodes (diamond shape), size or direction (circle shape). You can select them by mouse. Select row of nodes by draging rectangle around them. You can move them now. Snapping to path may help.
Step 6. Adjust transparency and select any node (diamond shape) to adjust position or colors.
And here is semi final work of the beautiful sunset gradients.