I tried to create the perfect water drop, which looks realistic, picks up the colors from any background (dark/bright) and can be distorted to have lots of unique drops – and all of that in Illustrator. I ended with a drop that consists out of 4 objects (2 gradient meshes, 1 linear gradient and one solid area). Altogether I created 51 unique drops over a sample background. Color space: CMYK (ISO coated)
They can be used with any background you want!
Freebie available here: Vector Drops (2nd sample)
5 months ago
Very nice, I like it. You could even use smart objects to make what's behind them appear bigger inside the droplet.
okay, how does that work, do you have any resources or tutorials for that? never heard that in Illustrator! @Jonathan Shariat and can those smart objects still be distorted?
I used them in my Map Fold PSD Template. Feel free to download and poke around. Basically, you create an instance of something. So if you change it in there it changes in all instances. So what you could do is make the background a smart object. Then copy that and use it for the droplets. So when someone replaces the background, the droplets still show the enlarged copies.
Make sense? or is this more confusing haha
Oh sorry this is Illustrator, my bad. The smart object is part of Photoshop.
okay, yes I understand that. cool idea!
but you're right too that I did all that in Illustrator. I'm not sure if I can do such an enlargement with Illustrator too. But I think that it looks pretty realistic even without an enlargement.
Thanks for the cool input!
Cool Florian! Thanks for sharing!!!
you're welcome @Dreamix Studio! and feel free to share it on twitter ;)
Thanks for sharing the shiny drops! I'll definitely use them someday!! :)
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