This tutorial will guide you to the process of Creating Realistic Liquid Chocolate drop in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial I will cover 3d tool of Adobe Illustrator to make realistic mouth-watering chocolate. This tutorial not only applies to chocolate but also you can create paint drop or other liquid drop using the same technique.
Software: Adobe Illustrator CS5
Here is the final output which we will be getting:
Open Illustrator and create a new document. Select Pen Tool(P) and draw the shape as shown in the image. Keep the Stroke Weight to 0.5pt. Set the color of the stroke to #3B1B09
Using Pen tool create another small line parallel to the straight line as shown in image, keeping it very close to the next line. Reason for creating a new line is that it will give some thickness when applying the 3d effect which you will see in coming steps. Group the two stroke lines
Next step is to apply a 3d revolve effect which will create the look of a chocolate liquid flowing kind effect. Goto Effect >3D >Revolve
In the 3d revolve option box set the perspective value to 50.
Also set X-rotation: -26, Y-rotation: -29, Z-rotation: 7 specifically.
Now we will adjust the lighting. Click on More Options to access more features of the 3d revolve.
In the Surface section adjust the light little upwards. As shown in figure. Set the Highlight Intensity: 50, Highlight Size: 70 and Blend Steps to 60.
Now create a new light and move it to front of object.
Position the secondary light as shown in the image below.
Now just expand the appearance by going to Object >Expand Appearance
And you are done.
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