Time to tag your screen! Here's the
tutorial on creating your own graffiti in Photoshop.
- Layer Masks
- Merging Images
- Difficulty 7/10
with an appropriate font. Here I used Tag Extreme. Download it here
Right click on the name on the layers pallett and select
Create a new custom blend similar to this.
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.
Create a new layer
Add a 2 pixel gray stroke to the "outside"
Add a .08 gassian blur to the new layer with the outline on
the outline area with the graffiti layer by clicking Ctrl/Cmd+E or
select "merge down"
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.
good! Now for the shadow.
Duplicate the layer by dragging it to the new layer icon on the
Select the new layer and Fill with black.
the black layer behind the graffiti layer and move down and to the
left a little bit.
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.
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