Creating a Background in Modern Art

1 Form a green rectangle.

 

 

 

Form a green rectangle.

 

 
2 Apply Create Gradient Mesh with 6 rows and 6 columns.

 

 

 

Apply Create Gradient Mesh with 6 rows and 6 columns.

 

 

 

3 The mesh will like the one below.

 

 

 

The mesh will like the one below.

 

 

 

 

4 Using the Direct Selection Tool choose all the outer points of the mesh. Then click on the colour black.

 

 

 

Using the Direct Selection Tool choose all the outer points of the mesh.

 

 

 

 

5 Open a new layer and make another rectangle in green. Using the Add Anchor Point Tool add three anchor points at the top of the
rectangle. Convert them to curves using the Convert Anchor Point Tool. Adjust the points until they resemble a hill. Grab the two anchor
points at the top. Hold the Shift key down and then pull down.

 

 

 

 Convert them to curves using the Convert Anchor Point Tool. Adjust the points until they resemble a hill. Grab the two anchor  points at the top.

 

 
6 Use the same method mentioned above. Apply black to the outer points.

7 Open a new layer. Make a new gradient and put it into the Swatches palette.

8 Draw a narrow triangle at an angle. Use the gradient tool with the new gradient and apply it to the rectangle.

 

 

 

Draw a narrow triangle at an angle. Use the gradient tool with the new gradient and apply it to the rectangle.

 

 

 

 

9 Use the Alt and Shift key to duplicate horizontally. Then use the Reflect Tool to flip it. Choose both and use the same method to flip and
copy vertically. After each layer is completed, lock them.

10 Open a new layer. Form a shape like the one below. Next to the shapes we just duplicated. Make a new gradient of the green and
yellow and apply it to the crescent using the Gradient Tool.

11 Use the same procedure for duplication that we used to make the original four greeen to yellow gradient triangles

 

 

 

 

Use the same procedure for duplication that we used to make the original four greeen to yellow gradient triangles

 

 

 

 

12 Form a circle. Use the same green and yellow gradient but move the slider for the yellow over as far as it will go in the gradient slider.
Use a Radial gradient.

 

 

 

Form a circle. Use the same green and yellow gradient but move the slider for the yellow over as far as it will go in the gradient slider.

 

 
13 Use a Feather of .1 for the on the circle.

 

 

 

 

Use a Feather of .1 for the on the circle.

 

 
14 Unlock the hill layer. Choose individual point and drop some lighter colour on them.

 

 

 

Choose individual point and drop some lighter colour on them.

 

 
15 Form a bunch of ovals and circles to create cloud. Use Pathfinder to combine them using Add to shape area.

 

 

 

Form a bunch of ovals and circles to create cloud.

 

 

 

Use Pathfinder to combine them using Add to shape area.

 

 
16 Apply a black stroke at a size of 6 pixels the Feather at .1.

 

 

 

 Apply a black stroke at a size of 6 pixels the Feather at .1.

 

 

 

 

17 Using the Pen Tool with a black fill and no stroke make extensions into the cloud.

 

 

 

Using the Pen Tool with a black fill and no stroke make extensions into the cloud.

 

 

 

 

18 Feather using .03 in. to avoid rough edges.

19 Make some yellow highlights. Apply a Feather of .05.

 

 

 

Make some yellow highlights. Apply a Feather of .05.

 

 

 

 

20 Draw 4 dark blue shapes on a new layer. Apply a feather of .05. Set the layer transparency to 60%.

 

 

 

Draw 4 dark blue shapes on a new layer

 

 

 

 

21 Draw a shape on the ground for the cloud shadow in black. Feather at .9.

 

 

 

Draw a shape on the ground for the cloud shadow in black.

 

 

 

 

22 Save the piece to use as a background for an animation, or whichever type of artwork.

 

 

 

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