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How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

Lesson 86 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

Lesson 86 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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86. How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

Hi there. This video is all about decaying pixel exploding dispersion method awesomeness in Photoshop. We'll take this model here. We stretch it out using liquefy, we paint it back in with some exploding brushes. More exploding brushes for realism and that's it. Let's jump in now and learn how to do it. All right. First up, let's open up decay one from our 12 visual styles folder. Now this technique, I feel like there's some sort of like unwritten rule. You have to do it to some sort of dancer hair flicking person for Okay, I don't know why, but but we have our dancer now we need to make her explode. The first thing you need to do is install some brushes. So I've got some in your exercise files. It's this one here. So if you go to 12 visual styles, there's this one here called explosion brushes. All you do is double click them and they will install in Photoshop. Now these are just some free brushes I found online that have a cool kind of explosion. You can use these ones but you end up...

with a very similar effect to what I have here. If you're looking for something a bit more pixelated or more kind of shrapnel. We just have a little look and see if you can find some other adobe brushes that will work for you. You can double check their installed, they are here in the brushes. So window come down two brushes and my ones are here explosion brushes, you don't have to twirl all this up. It might be a bit messy in here. You won't have drips or smoke those brushes we installed in our Photoshop essentials course. Hopefully you have explosion brushes now. It's toilet back in. So the first thing we need to do is mask the girl here. We're going to use our sneaky select subject. It's going to do a lot of the heavy work. Probably. Okay. How good does the selection have to be? Not very good. Just the technique we're using. It doesn't have to be great. I'm just going to make it a little bit better. So I'm going to grab my quick selection tool and pick a brush size and just kind of like that. Now, if you can't see the edges of your brush, it's capslock. Capslock on, caps lock off. There we go. I'd like to see the edges and that little target in the middle that we've turned on in preferences earlier on in the course, remember. So just a bit of adding to and removing from. Remember, just clicking We'll add to the selection holding down the option key on a Mac or the old canard pc will remove this girl here happens to be wearing gray against the gray background which has given us a little bit of issues. Alright, so those are the big things. It's fine. So what we're gonna do is we're going to duplicate this layer here. Ok, so I've got a background. This is going to be my model modal this particular layer here. So turn off the background, we'll fill that in later on. But our model layer, let's click on the layer mask, you could go through and select on this mask and go to select and mask and tidy it up, but it's not going to be necessary. Alright, let's apply this mask and it's kind of like counter intuitive, we just made this beautiful layer mask. What we're going to do is right, click the mask and say apply, we just need it for this particular trick because we're going to go to liquefy which is under filter liquefy. Now, what we need to do here is decide where we're going to be pushing this. So, I'm using the first tool here, I've got quite a big brush and we're gonna be pushing it out like this. So you've got to decide do you want? I'm just having the explosion come out this side. If you needed to come out both sides, you need to like push her both sides if you want coming out of here. It needs to go all these different directions. The only trouble with doing it like this is that it distorts her quite bad links. I'm going to undo, I'm holding down the command option Z or control all to see this kind of steps backwards. So what you can do just to make sure you don't recognize the places like mainly her face and just the things that you don't want to distort too much. There's this one here, it's called freeze and thaw, so freeze means I'm going to basically paint in the face kind of around here slightly bigger brush. And all it means is it's just not going to I'm going to get down that one side of the leg, maybe just down the side of their hand as well or the brush. What it does is if I grab the forward warp tool and just kind of push it, can you see it leaves her face like it that part of her face is stuck there, freezes it in place. So I'm stepping backwards again. The thought is just removing it, you don't need this bit or you don't need this junk in here, freeze and thaw Now it's all about kind of moving us out. So it's best to start with a smaller brush. Okay, And you just want the edge really, You don't want too much of the document. So there's a lot of like wriggling it out, okay, and just kind of building it out, I'm pushing mine to the left because that's where my explosion is going. But there's just a lot of wriggling. So once you get it to a point out this far, okay, you can make a larger brush larger brush and just kind of pull it out and you wanted to go as far as you want speckles. So well, you know, that kind of explosion to go. So I'm gonna push my right to the edge. I'm going to do it for the rest of this bit but I'll speed this bit up. I'll see you when I'm done. All right. And you're back. A lot of clicking in a lot of dragging. Let's click OK. Cool. Let's turn on our background layer now. And basically what we want to do is we want to mask this out completely. Then bring it back in with our explosion brush. We could just click a layer mask and then paint it out completely, brush tool black paint brush and kind of paint it all out and then we'll paint it back in or nice little trick is before you add the layer mask, Okay, before you click this button, just hold down the option key on a Mac or the old key on a Pc and just kind of puts in a reverse mask. Everything is hidden, so it's all black. Let's make little bits of it white by growing our brush tool. Make sure our foreground color is white. And then from our brushes panel, we're gonna use the big brushes panel. So window brushes, we'll click on this little icon. I'm gonna use explosion brushes. And what we're looking to do is these guys here, Okay, are explosions if yours is kind of like a smear, it's a little hard to see so you can go into this little hamburger menu here and go to this one that says brush tip and make sure brush stroke is turned off crank up this as well so you can see it all and I don't want to see if they are struck. Alright, Which one to start with, this is up to you. We've got explosion 123456 and we've got a few of them to pick from, and it's all about building it up and all of it's it's actually just really hard to do. So take your time, you might have to start again a couple of times, you might do a save as now or duplicate this layer so that you can go back to this explosion too. And what you'll notice is it depends on the size of the image. If you're following along with me, it's going to be probably still too big. There's a lot of re sizing these brushes. The other thing to note is this brush here. If I click on it once, can you see it has a really strong bottom and right, which is not cool. But hey, there were free brushes, they look quite cool. What I need to do is I need to make sure that that line doesn't get seen here. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go to my brush settings. Okay, so window brush settings and we're gonna play with this rotation quite a bit in this course because I want to get it so that the explosion is kind of coming out that side. You can see, I'm just keeping the edges and here a bit. This is what I'm looking to do. A smaller brush. I'm going to go one sort of round of this. I find myself wanting to make that kind of noise. Don't worry if you go too far, we're going to actually bring it back a little bit because just going out this way, it looks okay. But if we double back on it, we can remove bits of it as well. But let's go explosion. Look at that one. This one here, it's kind of cool, but it's the wrong way around. If anybody knows this shortcut for rotating, I can do it on my way, calm tablets. Okay. Is a shortcut. But rotation here, is there a shortcut that I don't know about? Let me know in the comments brushes. Cool. I'm just going to slowly work this up. You can hang around, let's just see how slow and I was clicking. Once you can see what I'm doing over here basically. I'm just painting in this mask. We're getting there. Maybe one more go with that one looks kind of good rotation. You can see there's no splatter up here because they're I didn't blend liquefy it out here. Probably want to do that now if you want it kind of coming out this side as well, you're gonna have to liquefy it out that side, I've just done one side, wow. Alright, so we've gone out, let's go back in on itself. All we need to do is switch the foreground and background color and then I'm going to turn the angle of my brush on itself. It's going to go this way, you can kind of see what I'm doing because it's really dense across here. I'm just trying to like create some zoom in so you can see um I'm just trying to create some, just showing the background through. Cool. The last thing I'm gonna do is add a bit of kind of fake depth of field splatters, like stuff coming towards the camera. So what I'm gonna do is going to create a new lap. I'm gonna call this one depth of field bits. It's I'm going to use one of these tools And he's one of these brushes. Which one one that doesn't have a really strong edge? Probably the one I'm on. Maybe that one. Cool. And I'm not going to be working on a mask. I'm actually just gonna steal a color from here. So I'm using the eyedropper tool. I'll pick this gray back to my brush, make a super big version of it and I'm just gonna rotated around zoom out so I can see the edges of it again. 5000 as big as it goes, that's what I want. I want this kind of gonna pick a white as well. I'm going to pick up black and do another one. Cool, what am I doing? I'm trying to make ones that look like the kind of, I guess kind of going past where they need to be and what you can do is you can with this layer selected here, let's turn it into a smart object so that we can go to filter to blur. We're going to go to Gaussian blur and just probably not like that. Can you see what I mean? I want to kind of feel like it's stuck against the lens, just out of focus on off. Might have put these on different layers as well so that I can move them around. But here we go. Alright, so that's our decaying pixel exploding dispersion map type thing in Photoshop basically we mask out the subject in this case Dancing girl. Then we liquefy it on its own layer, spreading it out to the directions. We wanted to go apply a mask to it and then just paint it back in using different brushes in our case, exploding brushes. Let's get on to the next video. We'll do another bit of decay but we'll learn a few extra tricks and we'll do it to a shoe. I feel like that's the only other thing you're allowed to do it to dancing woman and a shoe but the shoe has to be a Nike these are the rules. I didn't make them. Let's go and do it in the next video

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