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