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Bacardi Rum Vector
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Published: May 15, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 FajitaPitaGuy
Well, I'm finally done with this thing. It took a very long time to do (probably around a month here and there) and it is actually my first "photo-realistic" vector image. It was done in Adobe Illustrator CS5. One of the most difficult parts of this piece is the cap. I used a series of meshes and it took a while just to get the shades right. Another part that was very stressful was where it says, "Bacardi" on the glass itself. Again I used meshes, but I had to align the meshes which was a hassle. All of the text you see was made using the pen tool; no type was used whatsoever. As I was putting everything together, even I was impressed with the way it was turning out. Well, I'm glad it's finally finished. Hope you guys like it.

Here is some of the document info:


Paths: 3558 (28 open, 3530 closed, 28556 points, length = 1041.9067 in)
Compound Paths: 213
Gradient Meshes: 118
Symbol Instances: NONE

Blends: 2
Envelopes: 1

All Type Objects: NONE
Point Type Objects: NONE
Area Type Objects: NONE
Type on Path Objects: NONE

Clipping Masks: 2
Opacity Masks: NONE
Transparent Groups: NONE
Transparent Objects: 3
RGB Objects: NONE
CMYK Objects: 6817
Grayscale Objects: 58

Spot Color Objects: NONE
Pattern Objects: NONE
Gradient Objects: 84
Brushed Objects: 10
Styled Objects: NONE

Fonts: NONE
Linked Images: NONE
Embedded Images: NONE
Non-Native Art Objects: NONE
Image size
6600x10200px 4.76 MB
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cactuscowboy's avatar
cactuscowboy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a lot of work and detail. I did a tequila bottle that took me about three or four days to complete on and off but not as detailed as this. To bad neither of us got paid for our labour except maybe with compliments but those don't pay bills. By the looks and level of this incredible work I don't think you had any doubt you could accomplish this piece. You've become quit comfortable using Adobe Illustrator CS5 as I've become comfortable using CS6. I wish you future success good luck.
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HR-IG's avatar
HR-IG|Student Digital Artist
Amazing! looks real
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Katastract's avatar
Katastract|Student Digital Artist
Nice vector image. could you tell me what a blend is? I would like to know what a blend is used for (and envelopes).
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Katastract|Student Digital Artist
I really like the simplicity of the bottle and the glass mirror effect. how do you do this? :)
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VectorChef's avatar
VectorChef|Professional Digital Artist
Nice job with the bottle ! Gradient meshes are fun once you get over the fear of using them.
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77TN's avatar
Great work
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Ryujin10's avatar
Awesome work.
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0zzyk's avatar
that looks incredibly photorealistic. looks amazing.
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FajitaPitaGuy|Professional Artist
Thanks :D
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AlexORio|Professional General Artist
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Glorious-Dawn| General Artist
*boggle* That's some amazing work! :eyepopping:
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NotLockedUp|Student General Artist
It's too amazing for my brain to handle, Really Fantastic work! :D
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LizzCrescentMoon's avatar
So I see this and think, why DD a promotional stock image of a Bacardi bottle...


Great Job.
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usernamedesired's avatar
This is dead sexy. I don't normally pay attention to vector art, but Jesus Christ. I envy your patience.
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silverrequiemwolf|Hobbyist General Artist
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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Darissense's avatar
Darissense|Hobbyist Photographer
This amazing!
You can tell no difference between a photo and this.
Amazing work. Well deserved DD
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kaitoupirate|Hobbyist General Artist
DEFINITELY though it was a photo. Excellent work! Rum has never looked so good. ;)
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Adelaide9's avatar
wtf o.o
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Avey13|Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this, and I said "Why did this get a DD? It's just a photo of a bottle of Bacardi!" And then I looked closer. THAT'S how amazing this is.
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FauxMelon|Student Writer
My goodness! The level of detail! And for a vector, too? Brilliant!
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LeafyHeart|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! looks like a real Bacardi
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orbitol's avatar
orbitol|Professional General Artist
Insanely Awesome!
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