Graffiti with Photoshop

17 February 2011

Step 1
Find yourself a nice photo of a wall to put your logo on (i found this image on the internet with Google Images). Every image is suitable if there is a suitable structure (no smooth walls!).

http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap1.jpg

Step 2
Place the logo you want to use in a new layer. The logo has to be a pixel-based image (no fonts, paths and shapes) because in the next step we will apply a "perspective transfer" which requires the layer to be pixel-based.

http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap2.jpg

Step 3
Select "perspective transform" in the edit-menu en change the aspects of the logo that it fits the perspective of the wall. When you mak a "perspective transform" the selection you're transforming gets a bounbing box. You can use the lines of this bounding box to align the logo with the wall.

http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap3.jpg

Step 4
The logo was just a bit to wide, but thats no problem. You can adjust this with the normal transform tool (CTRL+T). Make it a bit smaller so it will fit nicely in the wall. If the perspective of the logo doesn't look realistic, redo the previous steps, because the realism of this is the most important.

http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap4.jpg

Step 5
After this, put the blending mode of the logo layer to "overlay":


The result:
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap6.jpg

Step 6
The logo still has sharp edges and looks more like a sticker than a graffiti drawing. To make this a bit more realistic we are going to blur the edges a bit. To blur only the edges, but not the logo, you'll have to make a copy of the layer and place it under te original logo.


Step 7
The, blur the copied layer with a "Gaussian Blur" with a value of 5,0 pixels. The gaussian blur is found in the filter-menu.
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap8.jpg

Step 8
At last, to improve the realism, use the eraser tool to erase the logo where the wall is worn down.

http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/graffiti/stap9.jpg

Refine



If you like the vague version of step 5 more, but with the blurred edges, you can select the blurred layer and click (while holding CTRL) on the thumbnail of the original logo layer. This way you'll select the outlines of the original layer. If you've done this, press DELETE to delete the selected part from the blurred layer.

To make it all even more realistic, you can place another graffiti (a more worn down one) on the wall of erase more from the logo to make it look more worn down.

Your work here



Send me your work and i'll publish it here!

First contribution by Dave Scott Design:
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/dave_scott.png
Another piece of work was send in by L. Handel:
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/scribble_wall.png
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/scribble_wall2.png
And this one's done by Jatin Israni:
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/scribble_wall3.png
This is Ryan Christian Robles' work:
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/primetime-wall.png
And two new contributions by Olivier Weber:
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/weber1.jpg
http://img.dreamdealer.nl/dd/weber2.jpg
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    07 July 2014

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    18 April 2014

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    26 March 2014

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    25 February 2014

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    Cyrax

    01 February 2014

    You have made a very nice artworks. I am infant in designing and I need friends who can let me be matured in designing with Photoshop please.
    You can contact me through: bensnet7@yahoo.com
    Thank you.

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