Dispersion Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop Tutorial, I will teach you how to create a dispersion effect. This effect has become very popular. It looks fairly complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. I believe the hardest part was finding the perfect free brush set for the effect. Which I have provided below. A few things we’ll be doing is creating the effect using brushes and masks. We’ll also be using a broken glass texture. I will then add a nice gradient for the image, then for the final step, I will sharpen the image and effect to make it stand out much more. I hope you like this tutorial.

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Kelvin Read says:

You make it look sooooo easy!

Sandory Chicken says:

Thanks I made my profile picture with the help of this video

Palacio II says:


Süleyman Kara says:

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U Fong says:

I wonder why the brush is not working in PS CS6. I have already turned the opacity to 100.

Deanne Lewis says:

how does he add the broken glass texture

BCP '10 says:

Non talking tutorial are so annoying! I got to try to read what you typed and look at what you’re doing on screen at the same time. I had to pause this video 50 times and still didn’t get it right. #TalkToMe

All is well says:

that screenrecoder software you used for this vdo ???

The BigBrad says:

there is no liquefy at all please help

Canal Buenos Dias Princesa says:

Gracias por la info. me ha sido de mucha utilidad. Os invito a tod@s a entrar en mi canal.

Name Taken says:

PROBLEM. The entire day I’ve been using photoshop my brush has been … “rubby” is all I can put it. You have to click and rub until the full color comes. So when I click with the brush I don’t get a solid color, it merely shades the pixels slightly the color I’m using.

It’s VERY RUBBY.. extremely VERY RUBBY. It’s like sandpaper on a front porch rubby. So to get a solid black I have to keep scrubbing away and this effects the results of the dispersion effect. (Still looks cool kinda) but anyway.

How do I get my brush not to be so rubby?

Antonio Kane says:

musiс 3:30, please

Jelly Ann Sapungan says:

what version of photoshop did you used?

PapAnomaly says:

how can i get the primary version of the photo

Andrei says:

This working in photoshop cs6?

Toxic-_-Termite says:

why is it that when i try to make my body bade nothing happens? (white vector mask) the black one works fine

Raymond Pamolagan says:

WOW very interesting.

DirrtyBeans says:

Idk what i did wrong but when the time came to start adding the effect with the brush it didnt look anything like it should have.

Dinārs Eklērs says:

5:17 nothing is happening, did all 100% accurate cs6 photoshop fuck you, waste of time

entertainment channel says:

can you make me a ablum cover for free bro

Narith says:

what a boss tutorial

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John Ryan Asong says:

the brushing doesn`t brush the model at all. even if i click many times, there are no changes like in this video.
please help.

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Dhan Carlo Callanga says:

Can you have a tutorial just like that but in the CS6 way??

john de guzman says:

Hi bro. Can you help me fix my problem, when I go to refine edge and output to layer mask, then go to the layer and duplicate it , the duplicated layer don’t have the option for “Apply layer mask” when I right Clicked it. THanks for any help.

Maria Elisabeth Osterberg says:

Gosh I really want to learn how to use Photoshop to give a twist to my digital paintings and sell…looks difficult ..i need a teacher!!..lololz..have to see where i can get a course of some kind to be able to use this program!! Thank you for the tutorial..love the effect!!!..this one would really look cool on my paints!!!..I envy you!!!!.xD

Crystal De Boulet says:

Thank you!!!

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saurabhdhimate17 says:

mind doing it on the older version. none of the thing is accurately working. doing the same thing as you.

DaJalapeño says:

hey dude can u use this dispersion effect on black backgrounds? Im trying to its not working though :/ great tutorial btw

Sparkle Snaps says:

Very Nice Video. But I want to know why did we use the Warp Tool at all? Does the Dispersion pattern not work without using the Warp Tool? Thanks

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