How to Make Water Drops in Illustrator using Tutorial?

Water Drops in Illustrator on Stunningmesh

I’m going to make Water Drops in Illustrator, if you don’t know how to make water drops then here I’m going to tell you. It will give dew drops over Glass of window look. Some new commands, tools and new techniques for you in this tutorial.

1. Before starting it, I’m going to select some colors and will be using in the background. Go to Window >> Swatches and select some colors, you can chose any colors of your own desire, as I brought some blue shades and then hitting first color then holding Ctrl key and then clicking on 5 other colors, like I’ve chosen light blue to dark blue colors:

Drops Tutorial

2. Draw a Rectangle by using Rectangle Tool Drops Tutorial and go to Object >> Create Gradient Mesh, give the following settings:

Drops Tutorial

you will get this result after hitting OK:

Drops Tutorial

3. Select Direct Selection tool Direct Selection Tool from the tool bar, just click on the Rectangle, a Grid will display, click on that point where column and rows are intersecting each other. Shape handles would come, just hold any shape handle and change its position, like this change different points to make Unconstrained shape like shown below:

Drops Tutorial

4. This kind of result should come:

Drops Tutorial

5. Now use the Ellipse tool Ellipse Tool and draw different circles with white color and change some circle’s opacity to different values, so you must have this kind of circles:

Drops Tutorial

6. Select all these circles and go to Effect >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur and give radius as 5:

Drops Tutorial

Circles would become like this:

Drops Tutorial

7. Now we are going to create Drops, so by using Ellipse tool, draw a shape like shown below (having our darkest Blue color, as we have selected in first step):

Drops Tutorial

8. Create another ellipse at the bottom of this circle, smaller in size and having white color:

Drops Tutorial

9. Select the smaller circle and go to Effect >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur and give 6px:

Drops Tutorial

10. Now create another shape for glassy effect:

Water Drops in Illustrator

11. Now I’ve created two more ellipse like shown below, but having different colors, I’ve made the groups of each drop:

Water Drops in Illustrator

12. Now we are going to make the symbol of these ellipses, first select the Dark Drop and hit F8 key. A box will appear, write any name, select Graphic in the Type and hit ok. Like this save other two ellipses too:

Water Drops in Illustrator

13. Now its time to call these Ellipses and use them as Spray. Just select your first Drop (Dark one) a box will appear around it. Now press Shift+S (or select Symbol Spray Tool Symbol Spray Tool). Now hold left key and move the mouse pointer, it will spray Dark ellipse. Then select lighter ellipse and then use this spray. In the last select lighter ellipse and then spray it, so you will get these drops as:

Water Drops in Illustrator

14. Now select all the drops and reduce the size:

Water Drops in Illustrator

15. Duplicate these drops some time and then change the angle and position to fill the whole area:

Water Drops in Illustrator

16. Now you can make different shapes over it, like I’ve made Rectangle. Give it Gradient and then change the blending mode to Screen and reduce the opacity to 50%:

Water Drops in Illustrator

17. Now pick Wrap Tool Water Drops in Illustrator (Shift+R) change the shape of rectangle to unconstrained, like shown below:

Water Drops in Illustrator

18. I’m going to type my Text over it, like I’ve typed Stunning Mesh in Scriptina Font with black color:

Water Drops in Illustrator

19. Change the blending mode of Text to Overlay. Now I’m going to copy and paste the shape I just made, then I’m going to reduce its size and then changing the position:

Water Drops in Illustrator

Here is the final look:

Water Drops in Illustrator

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