Graffiti Art Effects

Graffiti Art Effects
Graffiti Art Effects

This tutorial is a step by step method of developing characters that appear authentic to graffiti street art. Open a new file having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. You may use a brick wall as a background for the picture.

Graffiti Art Effects

Press on Shift button and make use of the next instrument

Graffiti Art Effects

to represent a lot of circles colored in 5D5D5D.

Graffiti Art Effects

Set Overlay on the layers.

Graffiti Art Effects

Insert the same way a lot of other circles, colored this time in 505050.

Graffiti Art Effects

Set Overlay on the layers too.

Graffiti Art Effects

Using the same instrument applied before

Graffiti Art Effects

, represent one more layer of circles colored in 634F4F.

Graffiti Art Effects

Fill 70% on the layers and set Overlay option for them.

Graffiti Art Effects

Write now the site’s name, having inserted in the next table the necessary demands for the inscription.

Graffiti Art Effects
Graffiti Art Effects

Set this time Hard Light on the layers.
Blending Options-Drop Shadow

Graffiti Art Effects

Blending Options-Stroke

Graffiti Art Effects

Select a brush with blurred edges on a new layer and try to draw several patches on the picture. They should have different colors – 5C0003 and 160F2B.

Graffiti Art Effects

Set Overlay on the layers.

Graffiti Art Effects

Draw on a new layer several yellow patches and select the option Filter Liquify to make everything look like in the picture (the colors should be blurred out with SmudgeTools(R)) and unnecessary elements may be erased with the usual instrument.

Graffiti Art Effects
Graffiti Art Effects

Fill 80% on the layers and set Linear Burn on the layers.

Graffiti Art Effects

Make a copy of the new made layer and make use of the Free Transform selection to turn around on 180 degrees the layer. Select the eraser to make the necessary corrections also.
Set Color Burn on the layers.

Graffiti Art Effects
Graffiti Art Effects

The picture is finished!

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