I was wondering if anyone can explain what tech or application as well as technique I can use to re-create the style of the background in the image below. enter image description here

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    There is no way to tell which specific application was used. Most likely a raster based image editing/painting application, and probably using a graphics tablet, by the looks of it.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Oct 10, 2022 at 23:17
  • @BillyKerr no need for a tablet though.
    – joojaa
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 5:55
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    It's not really clear to me what you mean by "background". Are we talking about the bottle here or the image behind the product name (palm tree and such)?
    – curious
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 19:12
  • Why would they put a shark fin in there??? Or is that what you are talking about?
    – Scott
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 19:47
  • @curious the more I think about it the less clear this question is. You're right. Which "background" are we talking about here? I assumed it was the illustration/painting of the sea and palm leaves.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 22:41

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I would use a vector program. This is a vector ilustration.

The glossiness looks like shapes with a simple gradient and some blending mode, like overlay.

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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

Here is a simple example.

A. Deduce the basic shapes.

B. Fill them with some basic colors.

C. Put white rectangles where the glossy reflections will be.

D. Add transparent gradients.

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I also use a drop shadow for the separation on the cap.


Again. This is a vector illustration.

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