Project: Dripping Blood Text Effect in Photoshop

As Halloween approaches, I wanted to create something unique, like a Halloween text effect with a twist (or a drip in this case). I enjoy creating custom textures from scratch using Photoshop, but recently I’ve started thinking about ways to animate textures.

Lately, I’ve been working on different techniques to push Photoshop beyond its traditional expectations regarding animation. Keeping in theme with the approaching holiday, I wanted to show off a new technique. Below is an animated text effect of dripping blood created 100% in Photoshop.

Animated Text Effect
Dripping Blood Text Effect.

Screenshots

Below are some of the screenshots during the creation of this project:

Experiment 1
This is an example of the base text. All textures were applied on top of it.

Experiment 1
An example of an experiment with textured text. I liked the style of this, but in the end, it wasn’t working.

Experiment 1
An example of textures applied to the base text. You can start to see this taking on a more organic appearance.

Experiment 1
Another example of a failed experiment. The blood texture was a little over the top.

4 thoughts on “Project: Dripping Blood Text Effect in Photoshop

  1. Hi there,

    This is really awesome, please could you show me how to do this, this is what ive been looking for but couldn’t find it till now.

    Regards,
    J

  2. Hey there. Is there a tutorial on how you did this. I’d like to create some graphics for credits on a video I’m doing and this would be perfect. Thanks in advance.

    Vinnie

      • Really trutrwosthy blog. Please keep updating with great posts like this one. I have booked marked your site and am about to email it to a few friends of mine that I know would enjoy reading..

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