How do I create this effect in Photoshop?

It appears to be something dripping downwards and is sourced directly from the V-Sauce3's youtube channel.

V-Sauce Banner Image

Could someone let me know? Thanks!

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    Hi John, thanks for your question. Could you tell us what you tried that didn't work? Always good to show some effort, and your chances for a good answer increase. If you have any questions, please see the help center or ping one of us in the Graphic Design Chat once your reputation is sufficient (20). Keep contributing and enjoy the site! – Vincent May 27 '15 at 9:53
  • Attempted to create guides with rounded squares but that just wasn't optimal for doing multiple 'drips' per say. – John May 27 '15 at 10:01
  • Does it have to be Photoshop? Because the basic shape was definitely done in Illustrator.. maybe then it was imported to photoshop – Naty May 27 '15 at 10:09
  • Please edit your question with what you tried, preferably including a screenshot. I'm sorry if I sound rude, but we're not a 'request a tutorial' website. Please put as much effort in your question as you'd expect a good answer to take. Thanks! – Vincent May 27 '15 at 13:43
  • It is not a drip pattern but rather an audio "level meter" motif. This looks like two layer masks using multiple copies of the capital I from the font used for the word "sauce" with a few lower case i glyphs thrown in. One mask is upside-down. Search using the [layer mask] tag – Yorik May 27 '15 at 20:46

Theres a couple of techniques in this post that might help. Both involve creating the shapes with basic geometric shapes and the pathfinder tool:

One of them involves creating rounded rectangles or expanded rounded strokes, joining them with square shapes, and then deleting round areas from the joins to make all the ends rounded. enter image description here

The other technique involves making a grid out of overlapping circles and joining and deleting them with the pathfinder in order to make the needed shapes. enter image description here

  • post this here if you have anything else to add so you can get your rep but if this is a copy to the other answers that is why I downvoted it. – DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ May 28 '15 at 19:10

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