Dispersion Effect! How to make your photos LOOK SICK! Photoshop Tutorial

Dispersion Effect! How to make your photos LOOK SICK! Photoshop Tutorial

November 8, 2019 7 By Peter Engel


yo! hows it going everybody, my name is ADAM and
welcome back to more Photoshop CC 2017 tutorial and today I’m gonna show you
guys how to do dispersion and disparaging one is disparaging your
asking you probably see it in the thumbnail of this video the dispersion
is basically when the photo looks sort of broken away or like paint splatters
look at this person of the guitar it hold the guitar until these paint
splatters around them and stop it looks freaking cool I’ve seen it on loads of
times before in all different ways but today and I’m teaching you guys how to
do it I’ve taken this photo here the foot of my brother Sam and I’m going to
be turnin Enda a photo that looks like this looks great and cool right you want
to know why it’s done well this is the right video for you we’re gonna get
straight into this dispersion okay so in Photoshop here right now I haven’t split
with Sam and it’s basically Sam it’s you know making a weird funny face nor I’m
thinking is they want this photo to explode for maybe this part off the side
I’m calling it explode but it’s not really unexploded more of a dispersion
you know I want to make it look like his head is sort of dissolving away feel the
cool effect to the first thing order to is a control J on the layer that you
have and that will just duplicate that layer for you next thing you want to do
is hide layer one the one you’ve created here and we’re going to go to the
background layer why am I going on the background layers because on a good
solid background a background that doesn’t really distract me from anything
so when I row bikes on I’ll explain that later it’s not going to interfere so
you’re actually going to see dispersion so what I’m going to do is move this
polygonal lasso tool here polygon polygonal I don’t know how to say it let
me know in the comments I’m just going to click around Sam right here okay and
what this is going to do is you’re just going to select the row in your subject
or whatever it is I do bear in mind the more interest in your background is the
more difficult this can get but it shouldn’t be any big deal just go ahead
and follow these steps but should be pretty easy so select the neuron
complete the selection here just click right back up there and there we’ve got
it we’ve selected around our subject and just a little thing called our owners
called marching ants we want that make sure you see the marching ants and then
whenever you’ve got fast on right click in the center of your selection and then
click so okay this is going to bring up your soul tool or your soul box whatever
it is and you want to make sure that this content thing is on content-aware
anything else won’t work maybe cuz that’s on
okay no one’s going to do is it’s going to do a thing called frame sampling
frame sampling is basically it takes all the frames around what you select it and
it’s going to sell them all the yellow hopefully this works okay sometimes you
need to clean it up a little bit after but it’s hopefully going to make them
completely disappeared I know magic lot of people thinks aspersion is difficult
it’s not really but here we go we’ve got a done control D then we’ll take away
your selection of marching ants and you should stuff this really flat white
background it’s perfect if it’s not perfect of the shadows stuff flying
around you want effects maybe you can go to your Spot Healing Brush tool or your
patch tool just clean up a little bit with that but I don’t need to here since
I’ve used the white background so we’re going to nose we’re going to unhide our
lair once this time just pops into place boom boom you can just make a different
period up here all day if you want but what we’re going to do now is we’re
going to actually make a selection of our subject that we wanted this parish
is really really easy what you want to do is go to this little tulip it’s
called the quick selection tool you can also just press W as well shortcuts you
know at all you want to do is just make sure that your select or your quick
selection tool is on plus it’s on maintenance it will start subtracting
things it will just get really annoying and you know work properly so make sure
this is on plus and then just start masking out your subject or just select
on your subject I’m just going to go ahead mastering Sam here I think you
know I’m happy with this we’re going to make sure it’s off in second right like
if you were to you know accidentally click over here in the whoops I didn’t
mean to do that instead of doing ctrl D and then doing it all over again can go
up to this – till here this basically subtracts your selection and you can
just subtract and go back to the plus one change the size of your quick
selection tool the smaller it is we want to find a smaller your quick selection
tool is the more it will let me set the more it will take in less of what you
selected so I’m just going to go ahead and make sure about you know you’re
happy with what you selected your subject all masks here and the hair can
be really tricky but we can refine that after so once you’ve got your subject
selected go down into this little tool here on the layer which is your mask
button or your add layer mask click on that and I’ll just select your subject
there’s one okay item it’s a little rough around the edges here what’s very
that green you don’t want to look like a sticker so what we can do is we can
actually double click on our mask that will bring off your masks selection
sentence you smooth Noda little okay blender then add a little butter fellow
the feller likes you bring and a little bit so then you can add a little bit
edge don’t go too crazy on the chef stage because I can just you know freak
out a little bit so we’re just going to up the gamble of it you want to shift
the edge to maybe adjust the chef’s to edge it just sort of its like
compressing it and decompressing it you know so just keep started doing that
play around with it until you’re happy I’m going to decrease the faller just a
little bit here so whenever you’re happy with we’re finding your mask I’m going
to leave this shadow here because I’m going to just special a lot away anyway
and it just sort of makes the hair you know not look like a psycho sword you’ve
got this down hat okay I’ll bring you back normal Photoshop and
then what you want to do is right click on the mask
I want you want to click is apply layer mask make sure you have that that will
just apply what you’ve masked on the layer so it’s not a mask anymore it’s
like it’s kinda like cropping but really specific crop and once you’ve got back
on controls J and that will duplicate your layer you have layer 1 copy and
layer 1 we’re going to rename leave right now as we’re here so I’m going to
double click on this one called liquify we’re going to rename this one to normal
we’ve got our liquify layer and a normal layer two completely identical layers
now what we’re going to do is we’re gonna click on the liquify one you’ve
guessed it guys we’re going to go to filter liquify now what this is going to
do it’s going to give us all these really cool options to just smudge Sam
all the show so what I’m going to do is I’m just going to smudge Esaias faith
over you’re probably going okay Adam this is a little bit you know a little
bit bonkers but that this is a part of the process guys who want to smudge this
wherever you want the disparaging to occur so I’m just going to maybe add a
little bit blue in there as well you want have to make sort of want to sort
of make sense so I’m going to just smudge on all these colors here so merge
them all over the place you can actually smudge it this way if you want to
disperse it the other way you can actually smudge it this way too it
doesn’t really matter I’m going to leave some over here Kay so we want to add
that afterwards so I’m going to add ok and then we’ll bring you back to your
photo and you’re like hmm what the hell have I done what if I don’t know if so
it just looks freakin weird don’t worry this is the part of the process next
thing you want to do put your finger on an alt holding alt make sure you hold on
also this one wipes your arm liquify layer
click your add layer mask again and this will just add a black mask to everything
on that one layer then go to your normal layer and don’t hold out this to make
sure you don’t hold alt and then click on your layer mask again so it will be
white basically I always got is we’ve got a layer that is normal and a layer
that is liquefied one of them is hidden because we put a black mask over and
color it in all black you can’t see it it’s still there but it’s invisible
scanner and this one you can see so what if we were to take our brush 9 wipes
lichen on the mask and layer normal and we put it to black we went our brush
tool we just sort of you know you can rub it out so in theory if you go to
your black mask and put it on white you can unhide this whole procedure so
you’re basically removing parts of one and you’re adding parts $10 that’s how
easy disparagement but what really makes this pair is what makes the spares and
cool is the brushes you can get all these cool different brushes for
Photoshop you can install and in Photoshop I’m actually going to leave a
like in the description I’m not getting paid a sells Russia or
anything it says website I find if there’s all these cool brushes that’s
what I’m actually using for this video so I’m going to undo I’ve done here to
leave both things and I’m actually going to go to my cool brushes I’ve actually
got these smoked brushes makes things look like smoke so if I was in theory to
dine click on this smoke brush right here you see this brush it’s all weird
and now if I go to the normal layer put that to black and then click on sign a
few times boom it erases emit then if you go into liquify put it to white and
this is how you rotate your brush if you want to and you can just add a little
bit you see how it looks like now at one part it looks like dispersion away what
I’m going to do now and I’m just going to work really really hard on this spend
some time on this dispersion because the more detail the more accurate the more
variation you add to your dispersion the cooler it will look so I’m just going to
go ahead so I and loads the time on this speed off the whole process of me doing
this and then I get back to you guys after work okay everybody back I think I’m happy
with it was that really long on this longer than I actually thought I would
but here we are this is our finished product this can be a finished product
if you want but I’m going to show you guys how to add a little bit more
tweaking on us just to make that a little bit cooler if you want you can
add color to your dispersion you want to Adam plate how do you do this we have
colored your Spurgeon it just makes your dispersion sort of stand a little bit
more from everyone else’s if they know how to do dispersion so what I’m going
to do is I’m going to actually click instead of clicking on my mask and going
to collect on the actual image itself I’m going to go to my brushes I’m going
to go to the brush that is you know a solid brush actually maybe I’m going to
go to the fade brush because I’m going to need a little bit of a less hardness
on the brush here so it looks cool but the skin tones on this this looks a
little bit weird I’m liking this kind of blue thing is going on with its top so I
want to change the color of only you know maybe these parts so when I put my
brush to black what you want to do is just paint on your liquefied part and
this will only paint on the parts that you’ve got oh my god they’re looking
better already you sort of paint over these I’m actually thinking blue black
it looks pretty cool but I’m thinking maybe what if I was to add a little bit
of white in here maybe a little bit of white up here mmm
Cana works Newton definitely not on there I’m going to add a little bit more
black in here I think blue and black is the colors and boom frame just going to
change this brush to blue here and a little bit of blue your own here
maybe black there I think the whole black thing going on up here is really
really nice let’s just put it all black you know going for the whole black thing
all of its going black I think yeah that looks even cooler wasn’t old black so
I’m so I’m going to end this but before and it’s just to make it even cooler you
know you can never really stop when you’re doing these kind of photos what
I’m going to do is I’m going to create new layer I’m going to go ctrl alt shift
E and that’s going to stamp everything I’ve gotten top onto this one layer so
now if I hide all these layers behind you show you this one
it’s just stump what we’ve been seeing on to that layer ctrl alt shift e
remember that it’s the most handy thing in Photoshop I’m going to do this layer
is I’m going to go to filter Camera Raw filter and then you can even
tweak a little bit more on camera off so if I
add a little bit more contrast here it punches out the colors a little bit more
a little bit of clarity maybe oh that’s looking even cooler there but the
clarity really decreases your saturation so if you do add a clarity make sure you
bump up the vibrance a little bit more I’m going to go up here to the FX a
little bit of behaves may be okay if skins looked a little bit red so if you
want you can just pull down the Reds on that a little bit you know what I’m
looking to purple either I’m going to leave that the way it was forget about
the D haze you got oh this is one anything just layer writing with but I’m
gonna pull the highlights down completely so that’s you know pulls out
more the color and I put the shadows up a little bit
just yep right there and then more contrast maybe the vibrance down a
little bit and there we go I’m happy with that I think you know and lips are
looking to see here looking a little bit purple I think is to do with the white
balance here so if I go to put the white balance to Auto expection it okay that
was really handy I didn’t think it would do that bullying
there’s your dispersion let me know in the comments that you guys sort of
despairs and if you do try out this dispersion thing yourself help me up on
twitter and hashtag eisenhower dispersion and I will definitely be sure
I’ll be sure to check it out because I want to see you guys come up with new
dispersions remember the more time you spend on it the more size than with the
brush you do the rotation with the brush you do the cooler will look because if
you just do this one sort of thing it will just look weird let me know if you
guys discover any cool it’s just some brushes as well because I only have this
smoke brush here with a smoke brush pack and it came with all these different
kind of brushes they’re all free as well so you know that’s good like this video
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