Create a Cartoon-Style Graffiti Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Cartoon-Style Graffiti Text Effect in Photoshop
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Go to your "Cloud copy" layer and place it underneath the original cloud layer and change the opacity of this layer to 27%. Also maneuver this layer a bit so that the shadow shows.
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Create a new layer for the inner cloud grab a hard round brush of different sizes and create a cloud. I used the color #8cb809
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Add these layer styles to this layer
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Create a new layer and add some shine to this cloud layer with a small soft round brush. I used the smudge tool also to stretch out highlights
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Now I will show you how to create the background. First Create a New Document
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Grab your rounded rectanlge tool and make a rectangle. The color I'm using is #8cb809 Radius: 21px
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Add a Stroke in the layer style panel
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Make multiple duplicates of the brick. Note: Make sure to overlap the bricks so that there is no white background showing.
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Create a new layer above the bricks and with a 60px #000000 soft round brush apply shadow to the bricks. Change this layer's Opacity to 27%.
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Go to Edit>Define Pattern and name it bricks, click ok. Go back to your graffiti document. Create a New Layer underneath your cloud layers. Fill this layer with #FFFFFF. Change this layer Fill to 0%. Add these layer styles
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Create a new layer and randomly add highlights to the bricks. I used a soft round brush and the smudge tool to smooth it out.
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Now for the light streaks. Create a New layer above your text and grab your pen tool. Prior to making your light streaks set your brush tool to 87px.
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Once you have created the light streak with the pen tool, right-click the path>Stroke Path (make sure that the 'Stimulate Pressure' box is checked)
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Add a Outer Glow
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Create another light streak
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Create a new layer and add some stars from the brushes you downloaded earlier.
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Final Results

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Authors Comment

profileThank you for following my tutorial. I'm a 21 year old Graphic Design student. I wanted to create something dealing with graffiti because I've always loved that style. Enjoy! - Ashlee

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15 comments on “Create a Cartoon-Style Graffiti Text Effect in Photoshop”

  1. Fantastic tutorial, thank you. Used it in my Graphic Design assessment, it made all the difference.

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