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Design a stylish dripping smiley in Photoshop part 2

A fun graphic design tutorial, a bit longer but still quite easy to follow. We will end up with a stylish looking, ink dripping smiley face. This is part two of the tutorial.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 10th January 2013 |  
 
 
1.
 

Click here for the part 1 of the tutorial.

With the smiley layer still selected, click the fx button and choose Drop Shadow... (see pictures).

 
 
2.
 

Choose the same settings as I did and click OK.

 
 
3.
 

No we will add some black color drips.

First you need to download the spray drip image, click here to do so. Save it to your computer.

Open (File, Open) the Dreevoo_com_spray_splatter_texture.png image you just downloaded.

 
 
4.
 

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool.

 
 
5.
 

And select the first drip in the document. Press Ctrl + C to copy the selection.

 
 
6.
 

Now go back to your smiley document and press Ctrl + V to paste the drip.

Move and place it the way I did.

 
 
7.
 

Do the same with the rest of the drips (step 5 and 6).

 
 
8.
 

Let's now move the smiley layer to the very top. To do that, click and hold the smiley layer ...

 
 
9.
 

... and simply drag it to the top of the layer (see picture).

 
 
10.
 

Choose the Eraser Tool.

 
 
11.
 

You probably noticed that for the each drip you copy/pasted a new layer has been created.

If all the drips are where you want them to be, you can merge all the layer into one layer. To do that, select all the drip layers and press Ctrl + E.

To select more then one layer at once, hold the Ctrl key and click the layers you want to select.

 
 
12.
 

All your drip layers are now merged into one single layer.

 
 
13.
 

You can now delete the excessive drip lines that are sticking out of the X.

Choose a small Eraser size.

 
 
14.
 

And for the final touch, choose the smiley layer and set its blending mode to Lighten (see picture).

 
 
15.
 

That's it, your very own awesome looking, minimalistic style smiley face graphic design.

 
 
 
   
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NikMan, 10th Jan 2013, 3:56 AM
Awesome ending. Really great tut mat!
 
 
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mat, 10th Jan 2013, 5:42 AM
Thanks man, had fun making it.
 
   
 
 
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