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Graffiti on a Wall in Photoshop

    ●  Perspective is an important concept!

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Free Transform Tool Overlay Blending Mode Downloading and Installing Fonts

  •   This tutorial is used in the Renaissance Project and the Monster Mesh Project.

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Step #1: Find a Wall ~

Find a picture of a wall receiding into the distance using Google Images and open it in Photoshop.

Step #2: Find a Font ~

Go to and search for a font you might like -

  •   For instance, if you want a text or font that looks like grafitti, search for that at


  •   If you want something that looks like Money, search for that. Get it?

Step #3: Download the Font ~

When you find a font that matches your project, Right-Click and save the file to your desktop, or somewhere you can find it …

download font

Step #4: Open Font Book ~

Go to where you downloaded the font, open it, and double-click on the .tff file(s) …

ttf file

… when Font Book opens, click Install Font.

font book install

Step #5: Open Your Project in PhotoShop ~

Select the Horizontal Type Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut (t) …

horizontal type tool

… drag a box and type something.

Step#6: Select your Font ~

Select your text …

… click on Font Family in the menu bar and find your font.

Step #7: Rasterize ~

With the text selected, go to: Layer > Rasterize > Type or Right-Click on the new layer and select Rasterize Type.

Step #8: Transform ~

Go to: Edit > Free Transform or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T

selected text

Hold Cmd(⌘) and grab the corner …

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When done, hit the check or hit Enter.


Step #9: Blending Mode ~

Scroll through the Blending Modes and find one you like …







Try Multiply, Screen or Overlay or whatever you like best …


If you see other blending modes you like as you're scrolling down, don't be afraid to experiment.


Blending Modes are awesome!

Hint: You can scroll through the different Blending Modes by hitting Alt (⌥)+Shift+Plus:

Last Step: Save Your Project & Attach ~

Save your project, attach it and keep working …

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