Water Splat Text Effects: A Photoshop Tutorial

Water Splat Text Effects: A Photoshop Tutorial

Posted by on Tuesday 06 Mar 2012

In this special tutorial we will go through the steps in creating a liquid splat text effect. It’s a very simple tutorial in fact and can be used on flyer printing, catalog printing, and even business cards. Read through the following simple steps and see how easy this effect can be done.

1. First setup a new document. To make things easier we will use a white background as the base. Just decide on the size of the document you want. However, most importantly, make sure that you set your ppi or pixels per inch to a high number, since you will be doing these for printing. Just take note of these and set the appropriate values in the New Document Window.

2. Next, select the Horizontal Text tool in the tools panel.

3. Now, type in the title that you want for your water splat title text. To make it easier for you to create the effect, it is important that you choose a good font style that mimics water splatters a bit. I would go for rounded type or brush type font styles as this simulates the flow of liquids in their character shapes better. For our tutorial, we got a nice brush type font online. Set the font size to a large value of course as it is the title.

4. Also try to specify a smooth anti-aliasing style to make things smoother of course.

5. With the text ready, we will now turn it into image pixels. Make sure of course that you are sure about the spelling and wording of your text title. Once you go to the next step, the text will not be editable. So double check and make sure you are ready. Now, to start designing our text, select it by clicking on it’s later. Then right click on it and click on “Rasterize” type.

6.  Afterwards, add a new more dots and drops near and along your title. Use the brush tool of course if you want to do this. Choose a colour of course that is a good placeholder. Just use the rounded (full hardness) brush to help you with these special accents.

7.  Now,  go to the blending options by right clicking on your splattered layer and selecting “Blending Options”.

8. Next, select Bevel and Emboss. Just choose the default options for its settings.

9. Now, we should have something a bit close to what we want for our water splatter.

10.  Let’s add one of the most obvious things to use as a filter, the Liquefy Filter. Simply go to filters and then liquefy.

11. Once the liquefy window opens, just warp and stretch your title so that it looks more like a natural splatter.

12. Finally, go back to the blending options of your layer and reduce the fill opacity to something small, such as 25% to let the background in, just like natural water.

13. Great! Now we have the basic water splatter setup complete.

14. Just add a nice background colour or image to finish up the splatter effect.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial! Swing by PrintPlace Tutorials to find more of this.




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