Drop of Water Vector illustrator Tutorial -(illustration background vector tutorial)

In this vector illustrator tutorial of a water effect illustration background tutorial, I will walk you through the process that i have used in one of the design projects i finished recently .

You will learn how to use mesh tool to create water droplets using adobe illustrator , you will learn to use the symbol sprayer tool using symbol of water droplets and dispersing them .

The final effect of water effect seems to be a bit detailed while it is not that difficult to get the result .

Here is a preview of the final image we will be creating by the end of tutorial .

Tools Required : Adobe Illustrator CC

Final preview of drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

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Step 1 Creating Water background

For this vector tutorials illustrator Lets start by creating water droplets . I created a circle used mesh tool to divided it with two clicks > dropped a lighter and a darker shade on the nodes of the circle.

>> If you are not familiar with Mesh tool check out this tutorial that i wrote about using mesh tool , i love this tool!

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Once a circle is created now we need to create random shapes of water , Use Wrap tool and play around with shapes to gain a few random droplets .

If you are not familiar with select tools in illustrator you might consider heading on over to this tutorial where i cover some of the basics of illustrator.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Randomly arrange them. select all and drop it into your symbol window.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Create a Rectangle and fill it up with a gradient colour lighter to darker and radial.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Drop the water drop symbols on your work area . Use symbol sprayer tool to play around with the symbols and randomly distribute the droplets.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Use symbol Shifter tool to disperse the droplets

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Here I Reduced the transparency of the entire group and reduced the size.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Create a copy , rotate a bit to get a more dispersed effect.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Step 2 Creating the Text

My aim is to create a text with water feel to it . Here i typed the word Water in bold and strong and created outlines ( object > Create outline)

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Create a copy of it and apply gaussian Blur

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Create five copies in all save one for later use , colour and gaussian blur as seen below four of them. To one of them i applied a stroke of the art brushes ( line Art 50 right) and gave a stroke of white colour..

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Here is the arrangement one clear copy goes over its guassian copy.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Here is what i get by stacking up all over each other in the order you see them above

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

To the fifth copy that we saved apply feather as seen below. This MAY very depending on your document size.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Place the feathered text over the top most layer. Effects> Stylize > Round Corners . Use Round Corners to give the top most layer a soft look.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Create a cutout shape from one of the text copies

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

dicard the rest place the cut out which we will use as a highlight on top of all the text layers. set opacity

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Create small shapes which we will use as a higlight to over all effect place it over your tex area above the cutout layer. Set opacity

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Step 3 Concluding

you can adjust the colour of the water by playing with the text layers and setting up transparencies .

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

elect the water droplets and > Arrange > Bring to front. > set opacity.

drop of water vector illustrator tutorial

Want to learn more about a few of adding effects to text in illustrator ? you might be interested in how i gave a grungy effect to some text . The effect is simple yet it is rewarding.

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