Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop

Create Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop

We can create various Text Effects in Photoshop with the help of Layer Styles. In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create a Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop. We will use the Horizontal Type Tool and Drop Shadow Layer Style.

This Text Effect in Photoshop is easy to create. We will blend the text with the background. It will look like the letters are spray-painted on the wall or a surface.

Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop.

Launch Adobe Photoshop and follow the below-mentioned step-by-step process to create Spray Painted Text in Photoshop.

Step 1

Open the background image as a new document.

Open the background image

I want a dark background for my Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop. So, I will use the Solid Color adjustment layer. You can also use Levels to adjust the shadow, mid-tone, and highlights of the image.

Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop.
Step 2

Select the Horizontal Type Tool from the Tool Panel. Then type your text.

Type the Text.

Press Ctrl + T to activate Free Transform, then increase the size of your text.

Increase the size of the text

Now we will reduce the Fill of the Text Layer to 0%.

Reduce the Fill of the Text Layer
Step 3

Let the text layer be selected and go to Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow. This step is important as the Drop Shadow Layer Style plays an important role in creating Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop.

Select Drop Shadow

In the Drop Shadow window, first of all, select the Color of the shadow by clicking on the color swatch. Then set the Blend Mode to Screen. The Opacity of the shadow is 100%.

Set the Distance to 0px and Spread to 0%. Then increase the Size of the Drop Shadow. Make sure to uncheck Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow. Set the Contour to Cone and also set the Noise percentage.

Drop Shadow Layer Style

Check the Preview and click OK.

Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop
Step 4

In this step, we will blend the text with the background.

After applying the Drop Shadow Layer Style, our text has been converted into the Spray Paint Effect, but it is not looking real. So, to make the text effect look more realistic, we will blend the text with the background image.

Select Blending Options

In the Blending Options window, you will see two sliders for blending. We will use the Underlying Layer slider.

In the Underlying Layer, there are two sliders; black and white. As we want to blend the text with the dark color of the background, so, we will use the Black slider. Press and hold the Alt key and drag one part of the slider towards left. With the help of the Alt key, we can divide the slider into two. This will help in perfect blending of the text to create the Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop.

Check the Preview and click OK.

Blending Options window
Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop

So, this is how you can create the Spray Paint Text Effect in Photoshop.

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