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Paint Drip Text Effect in Photoshop
Tutorials Text Effects 2861 Views March 30th, 2017

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a paint drip effect in Photoshop using my set of dripping paint vector. You can easily turn these shapes into paint drip brush if you work better with brushes.


Learn how to create a paint drip effect in Photoshop using layer styles.

paint drip text effect in photoshop

How to Create the Paper Background in Photoshop

Create a new PSD file, size 900x600px. Add this seamless paper texture and call this layer Paper Background.

paper texture background

Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer using these colors: #000000 (location 9%) and #ececec (location 90%).

gradient map photoshop

Work with Text Layer in Photoshop

Create a new text layer and write something using any font type you want. I will use League Spartant Font ; see how you can install font in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners.

text layer in photoshop

Toggle the Character and Paragraph panels and set the tracking for the text to 100.

Character and Paragraph panels in photoshop

Right click on the text layer and choose Rasterize Type.

Keep the CTRL key pressed and click on the Text Layer Thumbnail to make a selection.

make selection from layer in photoshop

Press the Add Layer Mask button.

create layer mask in photoshop

Go to Select > Refine mask and make these settings.

refine mask in photoshop
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