Premium Tutorial: Realistic Vector Rose

Learn every detail on how to create a photorealistic rose in this premium tutorial! In this illustrator tutorial, we will show you how to draw petals using gradient mesh. You will also learn techniques to create the gradient mesh, highlights and soft edges of the petals. A tutorial not to be missed for artist who loves to create realistic drawings.

See some of  the amazing photorealistic vectors created by this author.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (20 steps)
    • Learn the techniques and tricks to draw a photorealistic  rose
    • Discover how to draw clean and neat mesh for petals
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference

Tutorial Preview:

1. First, place the rose picture in a new Illustrator file and lock this layer. Draw a rectangle on top of it with the Rectangle Tool(M).

2. Select the Mesh Tool(U). Click on the center and add a new point.

3. Select the 3 extreme points on the left and shift it down using Direction Selection Tool(A).

4. Select Rotate Tool(R) and click on the middle point on the left edge and rotate. Do the same with the other side. Adjust the direction points of the mesh to form curved edges.

5. Let's continue to add new points using Mesh Tool(U) to areas where there will be change of color and form.

6. When the mesh is ready, we can begin to paint each point. Select the Direct Selection Tool(A) and select a point on the mesh. Then switch to Eyedropper Tool(I). We will select the color near the point.

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About The Author: alegas

My name is Rogoznev Oleg. I am a vector artist from Russia. I like to make photorealistic images in the vector. Mesh is my favorite tool. My gallery at

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  1. Gravtar for Anand
    Anand October 5th

    Hello sir,

    I want to know about your premium membership. If i pay the premium membership amount, then can i see you others tutorial on the net. Or you have any other package to teach adobe illustrator cs4 in depth.

    graphic designer

  2. Gravtar for alegas
    alegas October 6th

    My Illustrator tutorial in English only here:

  3. Gravtar for Andrew Gerber
    Andrew Gerber October 13th

    Wow, the rose performed in vector graphic is great.

  4. Gravtar for Jhunz
    Jhunz October 22nd

    Nice concept of doing a rose in illustrator.. I like also some of the tut in this site:

  5. Gravtar for robert kennedy
    robert kennedy October 26th

    looks cool. Was looking forward to seeing how to create a rose not an ad for one. Thanks anyhow.

  6. Gravtar for Renato Basi
    Renato Basi October 28th

    Fantastic… congratulations !!!!

  7. Gravtar for Deepak
    Deepak December 16th

    It’s really fantastic. wonderful

  8. Gravtar for Jaishree nayar
    Jaishree nayar September 27th

    I am a premium member now. How do I download the vector rose????

  9. Gravtar for Emanuel Dewick
    Emanuel Dewick December 14th

    Same problem as previous commenters. How do I download the tutorials?

  10. Gravtar for pradeep
    pradeep January 20th

    pls sent me a this arts ebooks file

  11. Gravtar for nic west
    nic west July 20th

    hi, when I add a mesh point it always puts a fill on the rectangle and won’t let me remove it…how do I overcome this?

  12. Gravtar for Cebu Computer Repair
    Cebu Computer Repair January 20th

    A very nice guide. I also learn from this and i created my site with this guide.. This is my site for reference

  13. Gravtar for Razia Rahman
    Razia Rahman April 23rd

    First 9 instructions are missing here. I really need the full tutorial of this.