Dirty Graffiti Text

Resources:

Adrenaline:Zero Font from DaFont

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This is the finished project:

Dirty Graffiti Text

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Open a new file 800 x 500, 72px resolution.

Fill the background with black.

Select the Text Tool and Adrenaline:Zero font, make the foreground colour white and type the required text.

Right click on the text layer in the layers palette and click on Rasterize Type.

Double click on the text layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Stroke settings:

Stroke Settings

Add a new layer, then turn off the visibility of the background layer. Right click on one of the visible layers and select Merge Visible.

Duplicate the layer.

Turn off the visibility of the original layer.

On the copy, set the layer mode to Dissolve and the opacity to 90%

Double click on the layer to bring up the blending options and apply the following Color Overlay and Stroke settings:

Color Overlay Settings

Stroke Settings

Create a new layer, make sure only the new layer and the duplicated text layer are visible, right click on one of them and click on Merge Visible.

Open a new file, 800 x 500, 72px resolution.

Select the Fill Tool, and from the drop-down box at the top, select Pattern Fill.

Select ‘Stones’ from the Rock Patterns set and fill the canvas.

Save this file in .psd format to be used a displacement map. Close the file.

Back to the project, duplicate the text layer.

Make the duplicated layer active.

Go to Filter>Distort>Displace and use the default settings:

Displace Settings

Duplicate the layer.

Make the top layer active and set the layer mode to Multiply.

Next layer down, reduce the opacity to around 58%

Next layer down, set the layer mode to Dissolve.

Turn off the visibility of all but these 3 layers, right click on one of them and click on Merge Visible.

Restore the visibility of all other layers.

Make the white text layer active and reduce the opacity to around 67%.

Double click on the top text layer to bring up the blending options and apply the following Color Overlay settings:

Color Overlay Settings

Turn off the visibility of the background layer and right click on one of the visible layers, click Merge Visible.

Restore the visibility of the background layer

Dirty Graffiti Text

The finished project

 

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2 Responses to “Dirty Graffiti Text”

  1. hey friend congratualations for you blog, very interresting toturials,but im caught on the part of the fill tool, i didn’t found this tool “fill tool” in mine photoshop. Nearing to “open a new file”..
    by the way im using cs2, maybe this edition does not have this tool, or have?
    Thank

    • Hi Gabriel – I am very sorry – the Fill tool is actually called the Paint Bucket in Photoshop – I sadly still use terms associated with Paint Shop Pro from the ‘old days’!!! Sorry for the confusion – you will see the Paint Bucket called the Fill Tool throughout my tutorials – this is the first time it’s been mentioned! Please check out my new blog at http://www.graphix1.co.uk for more tutorials. Thanks for your interest

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