How to Create Dripping Paint Text Effect in Photoshop CC
Hi there. This cool little video is using the same techniques we learned in the last video using the liquefy tool but we're going to turn it into a drippy text, you can do the same thing with a logo or maybe an icon. Let's jump in now and learn how. First up let's open up our image. You can use any image I'm using from your exercise files. Oh eight Transform. There's one here called paint text. No one Open that one up. I picked this one mainly because I just wanted green as part of that finished example but you can pick any image you like. What I find though is before we get started it's quite nice to get rid of some of the detail. It would depend on your image and what the effect you want at the end for the one you saw at the beginning. I went to filter, I went to noise, I went to this one called median. You can see you can crank it right up, crank it down. Okay, just get rid of some of the detail to make it more look a little bit more painterly. Let's click Ok. The next thing I want ...
to do is put my you could put a logo here, copied and pasted from illustrator. I'm just gonna grab the type tool. Um the font size here is going to be quite big. About 900. Maybe even bigger 1000 in terms of the font here. I'm using this one called re machine just because it's a nice kind of script and click once type of G. It doesn't really matter what color it is, grab the move tool stick in the middle now re machine is a fond that I've included in your exercise files. Here it is here it's an 08 transform under font is a font by man's greed back and it's for personal use only if you want to use this font for commercial use, read the license, download it, pay for it. It's a pretty awesome font. I like it because it's going to kind of a swirl to it. So for this to work we need to clip the image inside of the text. We did this in an earlier video. Have a little think rocky brain. You're like how do I crop the text inside of here. We'll wait. Here you go. Do it if you can't remember. Let's practice again. So we need the image above the text, which we can't do because it's locked but we know we can unlock the background by double clicking it. I call it green, give it a name and then we can stick it above. And with this top one selected go layer, we got this one called create clipping mask. Now with your move to I'm going to move it around because I want one of the pigeons involved. I'm not really sure why. The last thing we're gonna do is we're going to merge these two here, you should do a save as now. So you've got a backup copy, have two versions this one before we went along and wrecked it, but it's wrecking time. So I'm gonna have both of these selected. I click the top one held shift, click the second one. So they're both selected this little fly out menu here. There's one in there that says major players. Just gonna squish them together, never to be pulled apart again. But don't worry, you got your back up. One of the things we might do is a new layer. Okay, little turned up page here and we're gonna go to edit fill and we're just gonna put fill with with black cocaine and make sure this layer is at the bottom here. It doesn't matter. You can fill it with white or any color. It looked kind of cool on black when I was working on it, work on the green layer here, I'm gonna zoom in a little bit. And what I want to do now is I'm going to use the liquefied tool. Let's go to filter and come down to here to this liquefy background disappeared. That's okay. I'm gonna zoom in a little bit. And what we want to do is we're gonna use the forward warp tool and we're gonna pick a brush size that kind of fits within. You can see I'm using the square brackets to make it go bigger or you can drag it up here under tools size and now it's kind of being as careful or as not careful as you want, I'm just clicking and dragging, like I'm smearing the paint okay, you can see you can kind of accidentally go out, we'll do that on purpose in a minute, so it depends on what you're looking for, I'm just kind of doing it in a little strokes, so I'm not trying to do the whole thing in one go just too hard, so I'm clicking, dragging, trying to go off the line too much. Come on, mouse cooking, dragging, cooking, dragging, I'm okay with a couple of those beans. Okay, and then this one here I wanted to kind of swirl down across that one. Alright, there was a bit up here that I missed, I'm going to use a smaller brush size just to kind of smear him as well. You might go over it a second time if you're not liking what you've got. Okay, I'm happy enough with it, it's kind of cool, it's not too scary. Now, I want a couple of little drips, so I'm gonna use the exact same tool, I was going to use a really small paintbrush, there's two things we need to do. One is we need to kind of get it going by clicking and I do one there and clicking and dragging across maybe a slightly bigger brush. 45. Straighten it up and wow, it's terrible. Okay, I'm gonna do one there, I'm just clicking and dragging and maybe another one over here, So that gets us kind of part the way there, but then we're going to use these two tools here. Remember from the last video we're gonna use bloat and parker, so bloat, pick up brush size, I'm going to pick something that size and just kind of click on these ends here, trying to make it look like there's a bit of a drip going bigger brush size. Here we go, That one. I don't want one on That one. I do. Hello. There you go. I like to use the pocket tool as well. Same sort of thing. Just kind of click it in there to make it a bit thinner. Alright, here we go. Same with this one. I'm going to try and make it a little bit thinner as it's dripping down. And same with this one here, a bit too thick there, buddy. All right. And that's going to be our paint kind of drips. I want to like one of these two have a drop. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to click OK, so this is gonna be it for the dragging the smearing paint around. We're going to click OK. It looks a whole lot nicer against the black. What I want is like a little drip drop that you saw at the beginning, there was going to use the elliptical marquee tool, slipped a chunk of it. Maybe this, but there copy it and paste it and with my move tool, I'm gonna position it somewhere there maybe shrink it down a little bit, it's a bit too big using my transform tool, command T on a Mac control, T N A P C. Now I'm going to go in and what I could do, I'm actually happy enough with that but you could go into now on its own layer and start distorting it because it's maybe a bit too perfectly round but you can go look fine now and push it around a little bit. I probably want to fix this bit up but I'm not going to what I'm going to do though is show you a couple little tricks. One is if it's on white you might add a drop shadow to, it looks kind of cool and I vowed never to use it but I want to add a bevel and emboss, I know it might actually work in this case, I'm going to select both of these two layers because the drop is on a different layer from this green thing and up here again, I'm gonna do the exact same thing, merge layers and whether it's selected, I'm going to go down to Effects and I'm going to go to bevel and emboss okay, I've already played with this, that's why me and Kanye came out. Okay preview on preview off, but follow me okay in a bevel and then play around with things like how deep you want it to be Okay and the size and it will depend on this, your size, your image, the size of the text you're using. So it's all going to be a little different but mainly depth size and make sure it's on in the bevel and in my case I'm going to make it come from the top left and I feel like I've gone maybe too far. Going to soften it down a little bit. Actually change the size of it, Actually change the depth of it is what I want. Yeah, it's looking kind of 3D ish. Okay, that could be it. I'm going to do one last thing. It's the burn tool and we'll actually use the dodge tool as well. So the burn tool, remember we've used in a couple of tutorials now. Okay, on this layer here, as long as it's not a smart object won't work. But with the burn tool, I've said it to mid tones and I've gotta brush size. What is that? 125? I'm just gonna kind of, can you see, I'm just painting that in there just to make it a bit more extreme. Say on some of these parts, it depends on what you want to do, right? I'm going to cast a bit of a shadow onto that as well because that cheese above it. So I'm just kind of messing around now with some of those lighter parts, you can do this completely instead of the bevel. And what I probably want to do is definitely on this little drips and balls here. Okay, so you king dragging This one as well? I've made terrible drips. Hope yours are better. Alright, so those are them. Let's look at the dodge tool. It's the opposite of the burn tool. Okay, click and hold it down. There's the dodge tool and I'm going to do the same thing. But on the highlights you can see just clicking a few times, cooking gives highlights. Where else do I want them? Maybe on this thing here? That side is shiny. Okay, that's just ugly. Mm hmm. But we're getting the idea right. Alright, so that is how to make a paint e drippy thing. It doesn't really matter what the object is. You can get some clipper could love heart, it could be it could be some social media icons, but in this case we've done some scripted text like it all right on to the next video