Adobe Illustrator gradients
I see a lot of posts about Illustrator vs Photoshop. I just thought I'd use this design I just submitted to show how you can get photo real Illustrations using a vector based program. Gradient mapping and gradient blends are used to do highlights and shadows. I've used Adobe Illustrator since it was first released on a tiny Macintosh SE/30. It's a great program and it sometimes gets overshadowed by Photoshop. Biggest difference is that since this is vector based (postscript) image it could be enlarged to run down the side of the Empire State Building with no loss of resolution.
Check it out and vote on it if you wish ...