Graffiti Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn how to create your own graffiti in Photoshop.

In this Photoshop Tutorial
we will learn how to create your own graffiti in Photoshop.

Step 1

Start with an appropriate font. Here I used Tag Extreme. Download
it here

Right click on the name on the layers pallett and select “rasterize
type”

Step 2

Create a new custom blend similar to this.

Step 3

Ctrl/Cmd click on the layer to select it.

With the gradient tool set to linear draw the blend by dragging the gradient
tool from top to bottom.

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Step 4

Don’t deselect.

Create a new layer

Edit>stroke

Add a 2 pixel gray stroke to the “outside”

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Step 5

Filters>blur>gaussian blur

Add a .08 gassian blur to the new layer with the outline on it.

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Step 6

Merge the outline area with the graffiti layer by clicking Ctrl/Cmd+E
or select “merge down”

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Step 7

Select the layer again. Cmd/Ctrl+Click on the layer thumbnail.

Add another stroke, this time make it black and put it right on the graffiti
layer

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Step 8

Looking good! Now for the shadow.
Duplicate the layer by dragging it to the new layer icon on the layers
pallette.

Select the new layer and Fill with black.

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Step 9

Drag the black layer behind the graffiti layer and move down and to the
left a little bit.

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Step 10

Here I added a background and changed the layer blending mode of the
graffiti to Hard light. See how it blends nicely to the background like
it was painted on.

Download the PSD

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