Disintegration Effect Tutorial in Photoshop
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Disintegration Effect Tutorial in Photoshop

Learn the correct way to create a disintegration effect with Photoshop
4.0 (10 ratings)
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Created by Jason Buff
Last updated 9/2016
English
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create the popular disintegration effect on their own.
  • Create a quick alpha channel
  • What are the biggest mistakes with this kind of technique.
  • How to use the liquefy tool to create a particle background.
  • Technique for enhancing eyes.
  • How to create overlays that blend seamlessly with your model.
  • Where to find and how to use particle brushes
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Requirements
  • You will need to have a basic understanding of Photoshop before starting
Description

Disintegration Effect

Welcome to my disintegration techniques tutorial. I have packed quite a few different techniques into this tutorial that will help intermediate and even some basic users of Photoshop to create this really cool effect. I have used the disintegration technique in tons of different projects from film posters to ads for cars and food. It's just a fun way to give your client something extra to look at with a little bit of that wow factor. 

In this class we'll take a look at the following:

  1. How to quickly create an alpha channel.
  2. Using the liquify brush to creat a background for our particles.
  3. The best place to find free brushes.
  4. How to modify particle brushes to get a real effect.
  5. Quick retouching techniques with Adjustment Layers.
  6. How to overlay pictures to make them look more realistic.
  7. Retouching eyes quickly to connect.

So if you're ready to get started, I have tried to price this course so that everyone has the opportunity to join in. Adding this sort of effect to your Photoshop arsenal of talents will very quickly put you in at another level. 

Thanks!

Jason Buff - Instructor

Who is the target audience?
  • This class is primarily for intermediate to advanced Photoshop users.
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Curriculum For This Course
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1. Introduction
1 Lecture 03:18
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Preparation
2 Lectures 11:54

In order for this effect to work, we first need to cut out the head we are working with. No problem, this will only take a few minutes. 

Preview 07:36

In order to create our particles, we need to create a layer with the color of the side of the model's face. Later we will be adding a layer mask so that we only see the particles. The best way to stretch the model's face over is to use the liquify tool. 

3. Liquify
04:18
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Create the Disintigration Effect
5 Lectures 27:44

The key to everything is going to be the disintegration brush that we use. So I'll show you where to find them and how to get started. 

4. Particle Brush
07:50

Some people prefer to color correct and play with the overall contrast and tone of the image at the very end. But I like to eat my desert first. So Here are the techniques I used to make the image pop a bit more.

5. Adjustment Layers
02:16

After messing around with the colors and contrast, we can see the eyes really get lost. So let's take a moment to bring they back up. After all, the eyes are the key to really connecting emotionally with the model.

6. Eye Touch Up
04:56

There's still something missing here. So I'm going to add a bit cracked mud overlay to the model's face. I'll show you an advanced technique for making the cracks look like they're part of the skin. 

7. Texture Overlay
06:08

That's about it. I hope you enjoyed this quick class. Now go out and make this effect yourself and let me know if you had any problems!

Wrapping It Up!
06:34
About the Instructor
Jason Buff
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Award-Winning Graphic Designer, Filmmaker & Screenwriter

I am the owner of JABU Studio and have been a freelance graphic designer for almost 20 years. My design work has won various awards including a Webby and I currently make a living working for large graphic design firms as well as working directly with clients. I have also been featured in a number of design magazines.

I am also the founder of the Indie Film Academy, an online resource for filmmakers including the Indie Film Academy Podcast available on iTunes.