We will use an image of a wall (taken by RoCkBiGdAvE), Paint Drips brushes from elliottfelix and Graffiti Set 2 from Krakograff.
Click here to download the Graffiti brushes.
Click here to download the Paint Drips brushes.
Click here to download the image.
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Step 1 – Setting Up Background:
Create a document of size 750 by 550px.
Drag and resize (with Edit > Free Transform) the wall image into the document.
Step 2 – Adjusting Levels:
Create a Levels Adjustment Layer above the wall layer and enter the values 83, 0.72, 255.
Create another Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer above the levels and enter 0 for Hue, 13 for Saturation and 4 for Lightness.
Step 3 – Graffiti Outline:
Load Graffiti 2 brushes downloaded earlier.
Create a new layer above the adjustment layers.
Select Pimp My Wall brush and set the size to 450. Change your foreground color to #000000 and paint the graffiti outline as shown in the diagram.
Step 4a – Painting Graffiti:
Create a new layer below the graffiti outline.
Using a Soft Brush tool with size 25 and color #E6B700, paint within the outline of PIMP.
It is fine to have some of the colors painted out of the line so it will look more realistic.
Step 4b – Painting Graffiti:
Repeat Step 4a for the rest of the words.
I used #6D98C3 for MY, #9F1D25 for WALL and #FFFFFF for the exclaimation.
Step 5 – Painting Shadows:
Create a new layer below all these colors.
Using a Soft Brush tool of size 100 and color #000000, paint in some shadow along the border of the graffiti.
Step 6 – Painting Outer Glow:
Create another layer in between the shadow and the colors layers.
Using a Soft Brush tool of size 100 and color #34C230, paint in some glow.
Try not to cover the shadows you painted earlier.
Step 7 – Painting Highlights:
Create a new layer above all the other layers.
Using a Soft Brush tool of size 25, color #FFFFFF and opacity 30%, paint in some highlights along the top border of every letter as shown in the diagram.
Step 8 – Adding Paint Drips:
Load Paint Drips brushes downloaded earlier.
Create a new layer above the highlights layer. Set the opacity of this layer to 40%.
Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF, paint in some paint drips at some ends of the highlights.
Step 9 – Adding Textures:
Duplicate the wall image and drag the duplicated copy to be the topmost layer.
Go to Image > Adjustments > Auto Levels. Set the Blending Mode of this layer to Overlay.
Using a Soft Eraser tool of size 200, erase those areas outside of the painted graffiti so you can see some dirty brick outlines on the colors.
I painted in some darker areas at the bottom left and right to make the design more interesting. The levels are also adjusted so the colors seem more vibrant.
Hope you like this tutorial