What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Transparency settings in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautifully lit performance stage! If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this background with some other awesome elements, purchase the Festival Night Show Poster from GraphicRiver ! 1. How to Draw the Curtains Step 1 Start by drawing a narrow rectangle and filling it with #B91925 color. Let’s begin using Mesh! Grab the Mesh Tool (U) and create a Mesh Grid like the one in the screenshot below by clicking where the nodes are supposed to be.