8 fume-free graffiti tutorials for digital artists

Avoid the fume headaches with our round-up of the best digital graffiti tutorials from Computer Arts.

So you want to keep legal and do your tagging and spraying from the comfort of your own computer? Follow our free digital graffiti tutorials and add some street style to your work.

From basic stamps to advanced animation we've got help for paint addicts of any level. Whether you're want to decorate your skateboard or create a full-on commercial presentation, take your graffiti skills further with our list of exclusive tutorials below.

1. Graffiti stamp art in Photoshop
Adding urban flavour to your artwork is easy using the Brush tool.

Graffiti stamp art in Photoshop

Graffiti stamp art in Photoshop

2. Create your own graffiti fonts
Make graffiti in your own style by building handwritten font sets in Photoshop, Illustrator CS2 and Fontographer.

2. Create your own graffiti fonts

2. Create your own graffiti fonts

3. Graffiti-style Flash
Create distinctive layered graffiti-style imagery using Photoshop and Flash's under-used, and much undervalued, bitmap capabilities.

3. Graffiti-style Flash

3. Graffiti-style Flash

4. Animate stencil graffiti
Motion graphics pro Lee Heyward reveals a simple way to animate your stencil designs.

4. Animate stencil graffiti

4. Animate stencil graffiti

5. Design Japanese-style graffiti
Create clean vector lines from hand-drawn graffiti, which can be used to decorate a skateboard deck.

5. Design Japanese-style graffiti

5. Design Japanese-style graffiti

6. Graffiti vs digital
Digital artist Ben Miners teams up with graffiti artist Daim and uses Photoshop and Cinema 4D to demonstrate just how effective artistic collaboration can be

6. Graffiti vs digital

6. Graffiti vs digital

7. Create your own tag brush
Never mind real-world tagging: Photoshop's custom brush tip capabilities enable you to put a virtual graffiti stencil tag on any scene.

6. Graffiti vs digital 7. Create your own tag brush

6. Graffiti vs digital 7. Create your own tag brush

8. From spray paint to pixel
To use elements of street art in your commercial work they need to be authentic. One of London's best-known graffiti writers, Rough, shows you how....

8. From spray paint to pixel

8. From spray paint to pixel

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