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Paint Drip Text Effect in Photoshop

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Tutorials Text Effects 7860 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.

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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

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

make selection in photoshop

Click the Layer Thumbnail and go to Edit > Fill to fill the selection.

fill selection in photoshop

Right click on the Layer Mask and choose Apply Layer Mask.

apply layer mask in photoshop

Add Drip Effect in Photoshop

Download these drip vector shapes and load the CSH file in Photoshop. Go to Edit > Preset Manager, choose the Prest Type: Custom Shapes and click Load to load the CSH file.

load CSH file in photoshop

Pick the Custom Shape Tool to add dripping effect in a new layer. Keep the Shift key pressed to add multiple shapes in the same layer.

drip shapes in photoshop

Right click on the Drip Shape Layer and choose Rasterize Layer.

Use the Brush Tool and a hard round brush to remove some areas and to reveal the text behind.

drip shapes in photoshop

Keep the Shift key pressed and click on the Drip Shape and Text Layer to select them. Right Click and choose Merge Layers. Call this new layer Paint Drip Effect.

Right click on the Paint Drip Effect layer and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Multiply the Paint Drip Effect smart object 2 times and call them Paint Drip Effect 1 and Paint Drip Effect 2.

duplicate layers in photoshop

Create Glossy Paint Style in Photoshop

Add this layer style to the Paint Drip Effect smart object. Set the Fill to 0% first.

Add this layer style to the Paint Drip Effect 1 smart object. Set the Fill to 0% first.

Add this layer style to the Paint Drip Effect 3 smart object. Set the Fill to 0% first.

With the Color Overlay layer style you set the color of the paint drip effect.

Your result should now look like this.

paint drip effect in photoshop

You can download the PSD source file if you want obtain the result more easily.

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You can add other paint drips using different colors. So here is the final result for the dripping paint text effect in Photoshop.

paint drip text effect in photoshop

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