Method for creating dispersion effects in Photoshop

In this video tutorial I’ll teach you how to make the dispersion effect using Photoshop. It will teach you how to make layers filter, layers, brush strokes and adjustment layers for creating a disintegration effects. It’s one of the most well-known effects, however sometimes getting it right isn’t easy. With assistance from step-by instruction, you’ll be know how to build disintegration effects. Let’s dive into the subject.

Step 1: Start the Image. Step 2 – Open the Image

Download the test image on Pexels and then open it in Photoshop by clicking “File > Open” as shown in the image. It’s opened within Photoshop:

Step 2 – Distinguish the Subject

We will first divide the subject from its background. If you can see the background of my subject is clear, it will allow me to pick the topic without difficulty. Be sure that when using the picture to achieve this effect, you select the one with a blown-out background.

Since my background is white is a bit different, I am able to use the the Magic Wand tool (W) to select the background with just a single click. It works by sampling colors, select it on the tool panel and then clicking on the background in order to choose it. If you click it, it’ll take a sample of the color of the background. It will then pick all the pixels identical to the color of the sample. Therefore, use it and choose the background, as illustrated below.

At present, the background is selected. To select the model or subject, we have to reverse the choice.

1. Use CTRL + I to flip the selector and choose the model.
2. Use CTRL and C to replicate the model.
3. Create the new layer using the CTRL + Shift + N and pressing CTRL + Vto place the selection or model onto the newly-created layer. Label it as “Model”.

1. Deleting the Original Layer because there is no need for it.
2. Make a brand new layer underneath the Model layer and name it “New Background”.
3. You can go to edit > fill and fill this layer using grey colors or take a sample of the color of the previous layer. Fill the layer by pressing the combination of ALT and BACKSPACE.

Step 3 – Using Liquify Filter

When you’ve got your model set up on a brand new layer, you can convert the layer into Smart Object by pressing the right button and selecting the option to convert it into Smart Object.

Visit Filter > Liquidify:

Make use of to use the forward warp tool to deform the form of the model body. It is possible to use the assistance in the form of Brush Tool options if you need to make the process faster. It is possible to increase the brush dimensions, density and the pressure by using these options. Change the form of the model’s body by with this filter Liquify.

Step 4 – Preparing the image to allow for dispersion effects

The image will be prepped for creating an effect of dispersion or disintegration using explosion brushes.

Make the Hide all layer mask on the Model layer by choosing Layer > Layer Mask > HideAll. The whole model, we only want a small portion of it make scattered body parts of the model, creating an illusion that his body parts is being thrown into the air or vanished/dispersed.

There is a need for another copy to the Model layer over it. Make a duplicate of the model layer, then remove the layer mask clicking on it with the right click and selecting Remove Layer Mask.

As we’ve applied a Liquify filter to this image, it is necessary to remove this also. Click on Smart Filter and then select “Delete Intelligent Filter”.

Go back to Layer > Layer Mask > RevealAll for adding an invisible white mask on the model.

5. Create Dispersion Effect

It is possible to use any of the debris or explosion brushes, to import them into Photoshop. The first step is to select your Model copy layer, then select one of the explosive brushes to begin masking areas of the body. Start with the right-hand portion of the model. Also, be sure that you draw on the mask layer, the color for background has been set to black. Press (D) to change the background color to black.

Below are the results following a several more strokes

Select the Model layer, and then select the blast brushes once more next time. This time, you’ll make the foreground white. You can then apply the blast brush to expose the models parts. They appear seem like they’re scattered around the body. Consider it as if Thanos has broken and all of us are regressing to dust.

Check out the picture below for information:

Step 6: Paint Debris to fill in gaps

Pick a variety of explosion brushes to cover the gap with pieces of debris onto the areas that are white. Be sure to test the color of the dispersed components and then apply your debris using that colored sample. The way I achieved this in the image below:

Tep 7 – Color & Brightness

Then I modified the color of the picture by using Gradient Map. Select the Layer menu, New Adjustment Layer Gradient Map then select a the color you prefer. I went with an Purple and Orange color to create a Gradient Map. I also altered the Blend mode for the Gradient Map to Soft Light, and then reduced it to 59% opacity..

Click on layer > new adjustment layer Curves and then brighten all of the image.

Thank you for taking the time to follow this tutorial and I’m hoping you’ve gained something new from today’s tutorial. Contact me if you are having questions, by leaving a comment in the section of comments below.

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