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Vampire Blood Text Effect in Photoshop
Tutorials Text Effects 4724 October 4th, 2018

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vampire blood text effect in Photoshop inspired by Dracula, the famous Romanian vampire. We will create this creepy text effect using a horror background with fire effects and a dripping blood layer style.


The Famous Vampire Count Dracula

Count Dracula is the most famous vampire. Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker, was inspired by one of the best-known figures of Romanian history, Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes born in 1431.

vampire blood text effect in photoshop

Create a Bloody Horror Background in Photoshop

Create a new PSD file, size 720x510px just to give you an idea about the proportions. If you make a larger canvas size you will have to proportionally adjust the layer styles and other sizes used in this tutorial.

Create a new Gradient adjustment layer. The colors for the gradient are #b50b23 and #000000. Set the Style Radial and the Angle to -17.35 . gradient adjustment in photoshop

In a new layer add this abstract blood texture and call it Blood background. Set the blend mode to Multiply.

blood background in photoshop

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

gaussian blur filter in photoshop

Go to Filter > Artistic > Plastic Wrap.

plastic wrap filter in photoshop

Add a Brightness and Contrast adjustment layer.

brightness and contrast adjustment in photoshop

The horror bloody background should now look something like this.

horror bloody background in photoshop

How to Create a Dripping Blood Effect in Photoshop

Now I will show you how to create a dripping blood effect in Photoshop using any font type or shape. So add a text using the font that you like. In this tutorial you can learn how to create rounded corner in Photoshop.

I used the font type Arial and used the rounded corners technique.

rounded corner font in photoshop

Add this dripping blood image in a new layer.

dripping blood in photoshop

Remove the white background using the Magic Wand Tool.

dripping blood in photoshop

Add a Color Overlay using the same color that you used for the text.

dripping blood in photoshop

Press Control-J to multiply this layer as many times as you need. Use the Eraser Tool to create the dripping effect for each letter.

dripping blood in photoshop

Dripping Font Type

If you want a quick solution you can use this dripping font type ; you will have to download the file and install font in Photoshop using this instruction.

dripping font type in photoshop

So add this layer style to the Dripping Blood Text layer: Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow with Contour, Outer Glow, Inner Glow (color #705050) with Contour, Bevel and Emboss with Contour, Color Overlay (color #c61918), Gradient Overlay (colors #5f0b0b and #4b0404) and Satin with Contour

The dripping blood text effect should now look like this.

dripping blood text effect in photoshop

Add the Pitchfork PNG

In a new layer add this pitchfork PNG image. Add this layer style to the Pitchfork layer: Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow and Inner Glow (color #e30304).

Add Light Effects

Create a new layer and call it Light. Use the Brush Tool, a soft round brush and color white, to paint over some areas.

Set the blend mode of the Light layer to Overlay.

Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer and set the blend mode to Normal, opacity 65%. The colors for the gradient are: #000000 (location 0%), #ec1212 (location 29%) and #ffe96f (location 88%).

Add Fire Effects in Photoshop

To add fire effects I will use this Fire effect PNG image. Simply download, resize and place the flames over the pitchfork. You can use the Eraser Tool to delete the flames that are not necessary.

fire PNG

Congratulations, You Made It!

So here is the final result for the vampire dripping blood text effect made in Photoshop. If you want you can add a Brightness and Contrast adjustment layer to increase the brightness and the contrast.

vampire blood text effect in photoshop

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