Photoshop Tutorial – Graffiti Art Effect

Photoshop Tutorial – Graffiti Art Effect

September 16, 2019 46 By Peter Engel


Hello everyone, in today’s video we’ll see how to turn an image into this Graffiti Art Effect, that you can see in here using Adobe Photoshop and as you can see these are other examples I created using the same effect alright, fantastic So! LET’S GET TO IT! Alright, now before we gonna start this tutorial make sure to download this Brick Wall texture and this Graffiti Wall texture down from the link in the description bellow we’ll be using this two textures to create this effect alright! so now let’s go ahead and open Photoshop and then I’m gonna create a new file so I’ll go to: File New and for the size, you can choose whatever size you want but for this one, I’ll keep it 1920px in the width and 1080px in the height 72 in the resolution and RGB in the color mode and I’ll click OK alright now I’ll double click on this Background layer to unlock it and I’ll name it Image and I’ll click OK next, I’ll right click on this layer and I’ll choose Convert to smart object this way we can work in a nondestructive editing and also we can use it as a template to apply the same effect to other images alright, now let’s go ahead and double click on this image layer in here and as you can see because it’s a smart object it will open in a new tab now we can place the image we’ll be using in this Smart object layer in here so I’ll go and open the image I’ll be using I’m gonna take it and open it in a new tab and then by using my move tool I’ll drag it to the other tab in here I’ll close this tab in here alright, now we’ll zoom out a little bit and then I’m gonna press CTRL+T so I can enter the transform mode and by holding SHIFT+ALT on my keyboard I’m gonna make it a little bit smaller just around here and I’ll place it just right here alright and then I’ll one click on this check mark to commit the change alright, now I’ll close this tab in here and as you can see because it’s a smart object it will ask me if I want to save the changes that I just made so I’ll press YES and there we go, we have the image saved in this smart object in here alright, now I’ll go ahead and open the brick wall texture so I’ll take it and open it in a new tab again and then I’ll drag to the other document in here and I’ll close this tab alright, now we’ll zoom out again and I’ll press CTRL+T and I’ll make it smaller to fit holding SHIFT+ALT on my keyboard alright around here and I’ll one click on this check mark alright now I’ll name it Brick wall and then I will Desaturate this texture so I can press CTRL+SHIFT+U on my keyboard or I can go to: Image Adjustment and choose Desaturate in here alright, next I’ll change the blending mode of this brick wall texture to Hard Light and now while I’m still selecting this Brick Wall texture I’ll press CTRL+L on my keyboard to bring the Level adjustment I’ll take this middle slider in here and I’ll drag into the right so I can darken the midtones around 0.50 and then I’ll take the white, and I’ll drag it in the left a little bit around here and I’ll click OK alright, now I’ll select this image layer, and I’ll make a copy of it so I’ll press CTRL+J and I’ll name it Sketch and then I’ll take and drag it into the top of this brick wall texture alright, now before we gonna apply any filter on this layer let’s go to: Edit Preferences and choose Plug-ins and in the Filters and extension Panels in here make sure that “Show all filter gallery groups and names” is checked it’s usually unchecked, just put a check mark on it and click OK now let’s go to: Filter Sharpen and choose: Unsharp Mask and in the amount I put: 71% 95px radius and 0 in the threshold however, feel free to change any of the values that I’ll be using for this video to get different result alright! I’ll press OK alright, now we’ll go to filter again and I’ll go to: Artistic and then I’ll choose: Dry Brush in the Brush Size I put 8 10 in the Brush Detail and 1 in the texture and I’ll click OK alright, now we’ll go to Filter again Artistic and this time I’ll choose Colored Pencil in the pencil width I put 3 6 in the stroke pressure and 50 in the paper brightness and I’ll click OK alright, now I’ll change the blending mode of this sketch Color Burn alright now I’ll select the image layer again and I’ll make a copy of it by pressing CTRL+J I’ll take it and put it on top in here I’ll name it Plastic Wrap alright so I’ll go to: Filter Artistic and I’ll choose Plastic Wrap in here in the Highlight strength, I put 12 12 in the Details and 12 in the Smoothness and I’ll press OK now I’ll change the blending mode of it to: Soft Light and then I’ll go ahead and open the graffiti wall texture in here so I’ll take it and open it in a new tab and then using my Move tool I’ll take it and drag it to the other document in here and I’ll close this tab now I’ll zoom out a little bit again and I’ll press CTRL+T and by holding SHIFT+ALT I’ll drag it to make it fit a little bit in the canvas alright and I’ll one clcik on this check mark to commit the change let me name it Graffiti and then I’ll make it as a clipping mask to this Plastic Wrap layer in here so I’ll press ALT and then I’ll go in between this two layers and as you can see the cursor will change to this arrow in here and I’ll one click while I’m pressing ALT and as you can see this will make it as a clipping mask to this Plastic Wrap layer in here alright! next I’ll change the blending of this Graffiti texture to: Overlay and then I’ll put down the opacity to 50% alright now I’ll make a copy of this Graffiti texture so I’ll press CTRL+J and then I’ll make it as a clipping mask by pressing ALT again and I’ll change the blending mode of it to: Lighten this time alright now I’ll go to this Image layer again and I’ll make a copy by pressing CTRL+J and I’ll take it and put it on top I’ll name it Outlines alright, now I’ll press the letter D to set my foreground and background color to Default and then I’ll go to: Filter Sketch and I’ll choose Photocopy from here in the Details I put 5 and 10 in the Darkness and I’ll press OK alright, now I’ll go back to: Filter again Sketch and this time I’ll choose Torn Edges I put 50 in the Image Balance 9 in the Smoothness and 17 in the Contrast and I’ll press OK and the I’ll change the blending mode of this to: Multiply and there we go now we start getting our effect now let’s apply some adjustment to this so I’ll go to adjustment in here and I’ll choose Brightness and Contrast I’ll put 15 in the Brightness and -15 in the Contrast alright now I’ll go back to Adjustment again and this time I’ll choose Vibrance I’ll put 50 in the Vibrance and 20 in the Saturation and that all what we gonna use for the Adjustment and as you can see we got this really cool effect in here alright, now let’s try it with another image so I’ll double click on this image layer in here and as you can see because it’s a Smart Object it will open in a new tab now I’ll go ahead and open another image so I’ll take this one and open in a new tab again and then I’ll drag it using my Move tool to the other image in here and I’ll close this one now I’ll zoom out a little bit and I’ll press CTRL+T and then by pressing SHIFT+ALT on my keyboard I’ll make it smaller to fit the canvas in here and I’ll one click on this check mark to commit the change alright, now lets close this tab and as you can see the smart object message will open to tell me that I need to save the changes so I’ll press YES I will wait for it to process and as you can see, now we have the same effect applied on this image too and that’s it for this video I hope that you enjoyed and you liked this tutorial and it was a little bit helpful for you don’t forget to Subscribe and Comment, and you know leave a like for this video if you liked it and have a nice day! 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