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Can I make street art in Photoshop?

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Q&A, by Mark White
August 20, 2015

It’s Q&A Thursday…


Street art is such an exciting art form to so many people, but you don’t have to break the law to create a graffiti masterpiece!

By using the Displace filter, you can stick any picture to any surface. This is a great technique for putting logos on t-shirts among other things, but by using it to displace a picture onto a wall, you can let your image seep into the cracks of brickwork.

Get your background picture and save it as a PSD file. Then, place your graffiti, tag or sprayed image on a new layer and head to Filter>Distort>Displace. Choose the PSD file as the displacement map, and your picture will bend around the background that it’s pasted onto.

Why not try text, digital paintings or even photographic posters and see which effects look best when blown up big on the side of a building?