Illustrator Special Effects: Draw a Realistic Coffee Cup Background

This Illustrator tutorial go through some really basic and important Illustrator techniques while showing you how to create a realistic cup of coffee from scratch. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use the Appearance Panel in Illustrator CS6 with its very useful features. Using various techniques, we can create really realistic water effects. Let’s get started! 1. Open up a new document and set the dimensions of the Artboard to about 800 x 800px. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) from the Tools Panel and make a rectangle with the following dimensions: width – 800px, height – 800px. (Read more...)