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Create a Realistic Graffiti Text and Image on a Nice Clean Wall

Before we start I just want to thank the people who give a link back to my site on my last post tutorial on Create an Artistic One Eye TV Man in A Grunge Vector Design. I really appreciate it. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic Graffiti text with image on a wall. You will learn more on how to use vanishing point, cloning and displacement. So here’s a quick glimpse of the final result of our tutorial for today.

Final Result

So to start our tutorial we need an image first. We will gonna this wall and you can download this in HERE. After you download just adjust the contrast to 15. go to Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast.

Now that we have our wall image. All we need to do now is to get that broom out of the image first. We will gonna use Vanishing Point for this. To use vanishing point go to Go to Filter>Vanishing Point. On Vanishing Point, choose Create Plane Tool (C). Select on the direction where the vanishing line are directing. You will notice it on the four corner that have just pointed.

Click Stamp tool (S). Adjust Diameter to 120,Hardness to 50, Opacity to 100 and Heal On. And now start cloning the area. The same process on how you use Clone Stamp Tool.

So once your done cloning heres our wall now.it looks clean and ready to be vandalize.

Before we proceed, in this part we need to Duplicate first our image and Desaturate it. Go to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate. Copy the desaturated image to another Working Layer and save it in psd file. Name it “Wall Displace”. The reason why we did this is to use this psd on the displacement that we will gonna work later on.

Now that we are done saving the desaturated wall on the other working layer lets start making the other elements or the text and image that we will gonna put on our wall. Lets start first on the image. I prefer to work this on another working Layer.

So here;s how it done.

Now Select all the layers of this image that we have just made. Once all the layers are selected right click on the Layers Palette and chose Merge Layers. Then Transfer the image into our main working Layer.

Now for the text you can use this graffiti style font in Dafont and save it to your font folder. if still don’t know how to use the font, I’m sure this post How To Load A Font will help you.

So now we will work on the text.I use Naldz Graphics as our sample text on this tutorial. Choose Horizontal Type Mask Tool (T). Use #ffffff color. for the Stroke, Go to Edit>Strokes. Adjust width to 13 pixel and color is #000000

Now that we’re done on the text and image, Put it on the right position and select this two layers by holding shift and select. right click the layer then choose Merge Layers. Name the Layer “Graffiti”.

Now in this part we will gonna use distort and scale.Go to Edit>Transform>Distort or Edit>Transform>Scale. Or you could use CTRL+T for shortcut command. Use the linings on the wall as your guide to come up a perfect transform.

Once your done,Heres our final transform.

This time we will gonna use displacement. and remember the psd we have just save a while ago? this is the time that we will gonna use it. Now click the Graffiti layer then go to Filter>Distort>Displace. Use this setting.

After you click OK another box will appear and look for the Wall Displace.PSD and click Open. The result will now look like this.

Adjust the Layer setting to Overlay and Opacity to 80%.

And for the final touching duplicate the Graffiti layer and Set the copy Layer to Hue and Opacity 100%

and heres our final result on our graffiti. Congratulations!!!

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