Originally from China, London-based creative designer and illustrator Jing makes her living by doing things she loves. She works for clients including Lonely Planet, Ford, Osiris, and more.

Creating convincing liquid effects in vector illustration can be a tricky business. Luckily, Jing Zhang has provided us with this tutorial that shows you how to make a real splash with your art. You’ll learn numerous Illustrator techniques to create vector liquid, by playing around with Illustrator’s Mesh tool, Warp tool and layer blending properties.

The Mesh tool is often overlooked, but it is one of Illustrator’s most powerful tools. You can use it to create realistic 3D effects and it allows you to give your work a unique finish.

Time to complete

2 - 3 hours


Adobe Illustrator CS3 or later

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