How to create an Airbrush text effect in Photoshop with SaDesign

22/02/2024 970

Airbrush text effects in Photoshop are a fun way to bring a nostalgic 80s feeling to your designs. Specifically how to do this will be fully informed by Sadesign in the following article!

How to create an Airbrush text effect in Photoshop with SaDesign

Airbrush text effects in Photoshop are a fun way to bring a nostalgic 80s feeling to your designs. Specifically how to do this will be fully informed by Sadesign in the following article!

Airbrush text effect in Photoshop

1. How to set up to create an Airbrushing effect 

To set up an Airbrushing effect, follow these specific steps: 

Step 1: First, you need to open Photoshop and go to File => New to create a new document. Change Width to 3000 px and Height to 3000 px.

create a new document

Step 2: Add a new Solid Color and change the color to #dddada.

Add a new Solid Color

Step 3: Create a new layer above the Color Fill layer and name it “Airbrush Spray”. Use a 1000 px soft Brush to change the Foreground color to # a800ff, and then create curves on your document.

Create a new layer above the Color Fill layer and name it “Airbrush Spray”.

Step 4: Add a mask to the Airbrush Spray layer, then hide random areas of the path using the Brush Tool (B). Set the Foreground color to #000000.

Add a mask to the Airbrush Spray layer

Step 5: Change Airbrush Spray layer to Dissolve and Opacity to 45%.

Change Airbrush Spray layer to Dissolve and Opacity to 45%

 

2. Instructions for arranging text on a document 

To arrange text on a document, follow these steps: 

Step 1: Select Type Tool (T) and type the number "9", using the font KOEEYA, then resize it to 1296 pt. Next, select Move Tool (V) => go to Edit => Free Transform and rotate this text layer -6 °.

 Select Type Tool

Step 2: Repeat this process for “0”, ' and “s”. You rotate each letter a little bit. Then change the font size of the letter "s" to 800 pt.

Repeat this process for “0”, ' and “s”

Step 3: Type "BABY" using Mister Dangerous, then change the font size to 845,75 pt. When typing "BABY" you type the letter "o" on the same text layer. Then highlight the letter "o" with the Type Tool (T), change the font to Mister Dangerous Swatches and press Enter on the keyboard to place it below the word "BABY".

Type "BABY" using Mister Dangerous

3. How to create an Airbrush effect in Photoshop 

To create an Airbrush effect in Photoshop, perform the following steps: 

Step 1: Select text layer number 9 then right click => Convert to Smart Object. Add blur by selecting Filter => Blur => Gaussian Blur and changing the Radius to 5 pixels.

Add blur by selecting Filter => Blur => Gaussian Blur

Step 2: Convert other text layers to Smart Objects and add 5 px Gaussian Blur.

Convert other text layers to Smart Objects

Step 3: Select layer number 9 and add some Layer Styles. Double click on this layer from the Layers panel to display Layer Styles. Make an additional Bevel and Emboss effect and use the following settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 230%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 65
  • Soften: 13
  • Angle: 90
  • Altitude: 30
  • Gloss Contour: Ring
  • Highlight Mode: Screen, #9cc4e6, 33%
  • Shadow Mode: Multiply, #000000, 0%

Make an additional Bevel and Emboss effect

Step 4: Check Contour in the Layer Styles toolbar on the left and make the following settings:

  • Contour: Rolling Slope - Descending
  • Range: 25%

Check Contour in the Layer Styles toolbar

Step 5: Add Stroke by using the following settings:

  • Size: 20px
  • Position: Outside
  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Fill Type: Color
  • Color: #000000

Add Stroke by using the following settings

Step 6: Add the following settings in Inner Shadow:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply, #1667a6
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle: 90
  • Distance: 65%
  • Choke: 0%
  • Size: 199 px
  • Contour: Cove Deep
  • Noise: 60%

Add the following settings in Inner Shadow

Step 7: Add another Inner Shadow effect by using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Screen, #64d4fe
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Angle: 40 
  • Use Global Light: Unchecked
  • Distance: 0%
  • Choke: 23%
  • Size: 16 px
  • Contour: Cove Deep
  • Noise: 64%

Add another Inner Shadow effect by using the following settings

Step 8: Add Inner Glow effect by using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Pin Light
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Noise: 0%
  • Color: #c5e9fa
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 0%
  • Size: 35px
  • Contour: Cone
  • Range: 50%
  • Jitter: 0%

Add Inner Glow effect by using the following settings

Step 9: Add Satin layer by using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply, #087d9a
  • Opacity: 77%
  • Angle: 90
  • Distance: 121 px
  • Size: 174 px
  • Contour: Rolling Slope Descending

Add Satin layer by using the following settings

Step 10: Add Gradient Overlay by using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Gradient: #74d4f4 - #054990
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: -90
  • Scale: 100%

Add Gradient Overlay by using the following settings

Step 11: Add Outer Glow by using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Noise: 0%
  • Color: #000000
  • Technique: Softer
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 87px

Add Outer Glow by using the following settings

Step 12: Add Drop Shadow layer by using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal, #000000
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle: 47
  • Distance: 55 px
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 27 px
  • Contour: Linear
  • Noise: 92%

Add Drop Shadow layer by using the following settings

Step 13: Add another Drop Shadow layer:

  • Blend Mode: Normal, #000000
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle: -152
  • Distance: 42 px
  • Spread: 1%
  • Size: 35 px
  • Contour: Linear
  • Noise: 61%

Add another Drop Shadow layer

Step 14: Add another Drop Shadow layer:

  • Blend Mode: Normal, #01236f
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle: 74
  • Distance: 14 px
  • Spread: 38%
  • Size: 114 px
  • Contour: Cone
  • Noise: 13%

Add another Drop Shadow layer

Step 15: Add Drop Shadow Layer Style:

  • Blend Mode: Normal, #01236f
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle: 46
  • Distance: 46 px
  • Spread: 38%
  • Size: 84 px
  • Contour: Cone
  • Noise: 13%

Add Drop Shadow Layer Style

Step 16: Click OK. 

Then copy this layer style by right clicking => Copy Layer Style. 

Select other text layers then right click => Paste Layer Style.

Select other text layers then right click

Step 17: Place the text layers in a group and apply Satin Layer Style to the group according to the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Divide, #4850f7
  • Opacity: 47%
  • Angle: 90
  • Distance: 151 px
  • Size: 139 px
  • Contour: Rolling Slope Descending
  • Anti-aliased: Checked
  • Invert: Checked

apply Satin Layer Style to the group according

Step 18: Add Drop Shadow:

  • Blend Mode: Normal, #0666a9
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle: -135
  • Distance: 55 px
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 8 px
  • Contour: Rounded Steps
  • Noise: 23%

Add Drop Shadow

Step 19: Enter the letter "S" using the font Mister Dangerous Swatches. Place the heart within the letter group and change the font size to 500 pt. Make a conversion of the heart to Smart Object and add 5 pixel Gaussian Blur. Copy (Command-C) and paste (Command-V) the layer style from number 9 to this layer.

Make a conversion of the heart to Smart Object

Step 20: With the heart layer selected, go to Layer => Layer Style => Scale Effects. You change the Scale to 50% then click OK.

Scale Effects

4. Discover 5 interesting Airbrush effects 

With the built-in effects you can completely transform any simple text into a classic Airbrush effect. With these airbrush effects, you are guaranteed to create great impressions: 

90s Airbrush text effect is the ultimate effect to help bring a vintage feel to the design your. Just a few simple clicks and you will have a great design right for you.

90s Airbrush text effect

Besides, this smart object feature also helps you easily customize and experiment with many different styles. 

4.2. Photoshop Text Airbrush Graffiti Effect 

This effect turns ordinary text into vivid, eye-catching graffiti masterpieces. With Graffiti Airbrush Photoshop text allows you to easily create beautiful airbrushing effects. Your design will become more prominent and impressive.

Photoshop Text Airbrush Graffiti Effect

4.3. Paint spraying Airbrush effect 

With this effect you can easily add a realistic airbrush effect to your text. It brings the perfect combination of style and nostalgia.

Paint spraying Airbrush effect

4.4. Graffiti brush set effect 

This effect helps you create beautiful masterpieces for yourself. The Graffiti brush set is considered the perfect choice to add depth and magic to your designs.

4.5. Graffiti Airbrush style effect 

Instead of boring text effects, you can create vivid, eye-catching works of art thanks to Graffiti Airbrush. This special effect turns your creations into beautiful works of art.

Graffiti Airbrush style effect

Hopefully the detailed information that Sadesign brings above has helped you create the simplest and easiest Airbrush text effect in Photoshop. Don't forget to follow us for more interesting information!

 
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