How to Create Dripping Paint Ink Effect in Photoshop
Hi there. This video is all about drippy brushes. We're gonna show you how to download them and install them and getting them working and then we're gonna take our name and group it. Alright let's go and work out how to do that now in Photoshop. Alright, so first thing is we're going to make a new document. Let's go to file new. I'm gonna make mine 2000 pixels across and 1500 high. And if you've been following along in this tutorial you probably want to turn our boards off now. Okay. We don't need them for this particular exercise and they just add a little extra complexity that we don't need. Cool. So to install other brushes there's the drips aren't built in so we're gonna learn two things. We're gonna show you how to use the drip brush but also how to go and find and install brushes. So to do it you need to open up the brushes panel, it's under window, go to brushes. So these are the ones that are installed in this particular version of Photoshop. Yours might be slightly different. ...
You might have a future version but we've gone through the brushes and we haven't found the one we want. So there are two places to go Photoshop themselves or Adobe themselves have an amazing amount of brushes you can install. Okay so you go to this little fly out menu here, click on that, go to the one that says get more brushes and this website will open and if you're like me, your internet is running super slow so only half the images have loaded but you get an idea right of the different kinds of brushes case. Amazing ones. These are Kyle's ones. Again, Kyle Webster. Such cool brushes. Okay. And you can download them. So this mega pack here is think all of them, but it's like 400 MB, it's really big. So you can just decide on the ones you want and download them individually now. It doesn't matter where you get them from here or you do a search through Google and say Photoshop brushes and go through the million and one blog posts showing you where to get them. Most of them are free. The really good ones aren't and if you were like me, what you did is you used to go to Kyle's website and buy them now. They are free as part of your creative cloud membership, which is super cool. Anyway, you get them, they will download and I've given you some in your 14 brushes folder. Okay, Just a couple that have downloaded. There were free ones. You can see they've got the extension a br adobe brush. Now the easiest way to install them is just to have Photoshop open and double click on them. So I'll show you what happens in Photoshop. So there's these four groups here, you can go the long way and go to this option and say import brushes. It doesn't matter. I just prefer to double click on them. So let's double click on the drip brush and magically they appear in here and you can see there's a bunch of trips now by default, yours are probably very small and they're probably um just long streaks and those streaks are really hard to see what kind of brush they are. So you can change it in this little fly out menu here. Yours is probably set to brush stroke, which shows this kind of like line here. What I like to do is turn the stroke off and the brush tip on so that you can see them just as little brushes. Then I'm going to raise this little icon up so I can see them nice and big and that's still to install the brush. Okay, so let's, first of all I'm going to color the background so background color, I'm gonna use that peach that I've been using I'm going to go to. So I picked it as my foreground color and then I go to edit Phil I'm going to fill with my foreground color. So my background is this I'm going to make a new laugh for that big green drip that we had and I'm going to double click my foreground color and find that kind of smitty, greeny color, irish bit warmer mama. Alright, that's kind of close. We might have to adjust it afterwards. So now I'm going to grab my brush tool and open up my brushes panel. You can actually do it from up here now. Okay you will see there's the special brushes and the drips brush. You can either use this or this one over here. Doesn't matter. I'm gonna use the drips brush and I'm going to pick on, I'm not sure scroll down. I can't remember which one I picked when I was demoing it. Ah That one there sampled brush five. Okay I've got my opacity and my flow up to 100%. I'm going to click once and then we've got my dry brush. I'm going to undo. I'm gonna make it a bit bigger by a bit bigger. I mean colossal because I wanted to cover the whole background zoom out a little bit. Sometimes you just need to be back a bit further. But you see how big the brush is getting and it's good for me. And you'll find some of these brushes and this one's quite opaque. So you can see the way we threw it. Let's try one of the other brushes in this one. See these ones are quite translucent. If I click once they're quite faded out. So you might have to click click, click, click, click, click, click click to build it up to the level that you want. So I'm just I just keep clicking the mouse so I'm gonna go undo undo undo undo undo undo because I want that one back. Alright brushes is gone again. Help you get ahead of it, bump, bump, bump Very big. 2400. It'll depend on the image that you are the original size you made the document and that's how to use drip brushes. What I'm going to do now is add some text and mix it with some type. Nothing exciting is gonna happen. I promise. Okay, so I'm gonna type my name dance on its own layer. I'm going to pick a font color. I'm just going to zoom now because I'm not doing anything exciting and change the font size command T on a Mac controlled TNP C. I want the drip kind of hanging over the d like you saw at the beginning you can do on its own layer. Should name it. But I'm being a rebel today. I'm gonna grab my brush tool and I'm going to find a brush that works. I don't think all drip brushes are created equal. I found this one after a little bit of searching. Okay. But you might find a bunch of other ones that are just as good or better. I'm going to use this one here. It's quite cool and I'm going to pick an appropriate brush size. Get rid of him. Okay. Got my green. You can see I'm I'll zoom in for you. Okay So you can see I'm just kind of lining that up so it looks like it's kind of coming over the edge there. Now. This one here needs like a couple of clicks. It needs uh fill it up, depending on the look I'm going for this kind of very ah that's very kind of like um I don't know, gift style, super hard contrast colors thing and that's it. You can keep adding drips to bits, you might add masks to certain parts to get rid of chunks you don't like. And what I'm going to do is on my name, I'm going to add a drop shadow, I don't know, I feel like it needs it. That's probably a little bit too much back it off. Back you down. Back you down kind of cool click ok. Oh yeah. Drop shadow has really done it dan. And that's going to be us. Let's get into the next video where I set a little bit of a project. I'll see you there.