How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Alright this video, we are going to do a similar technique, pixel explosion DK dispersion map but we're doing it with issue, we're going to learn a few extra chicks on top of what we learned in the last one basically kind of doubling back on itself and removing the shoe completely from the background so we can make it look realistic as realistic as an exploding shoe is Alright, let's jump in now and learn how to do it. Alright, let's open up our D. K. Two from visual styles here it is here. There's kind of two things I want to do and I guess we're just taking what we did in the last video just a little bit further to cover some of the issues you might run into. First of all is I want this kind of exploding out the back of the shoe, there's not enough room here. So we're going to use our crop tool. But what we're going to do is turn on content aware so that when it does generate more background kind of over here, return it's going to invent it which is quite cool because there's a kind ...
of a subtle gradient in the background here. The other thing I want to do is let's mask this out and remove it from the background. Okay, Because it kind of maybe on the video doesn't look like but there is a gradient here, right? If I copy and paste this, you can see it's actually you know, it's not the same color all the way through the background. So let's select the shoe. I'm just going to use the quick selection tool and just go around. I'm gonna be a little bit more careful on this one. Not a huge amount. Okay. So what I'll do is I'll speed this up while I go around and add and remove selections. Alright, so I've got a selection. Let's do a couple of things. Let's duplicate this layer a couple of times. I'm going to right click it and say duplicate. Okay, so we're gonna have three. We're gonna have the shoe by itself. We'll duplicate it again and we'll have another one that is going to be the we'll have the explosion lamb. Is that explosion. Hello And this lady here is now going to be the background. So a couple of things I want to do. See you later. Let's turn them all off by this guy and let's just mask him so he's on his own little chunk. Want to grab that selection again. So hold down the command key on Mac control key on a PC and grab the background to turn this off. And what I'd like to do is I like to remove the shoe from the background so there's there's nothing behind it. So content aware fill will work. But my selections are not perfect. So it'll end up with a ghost around the outside. Let's just have a quick little look content aware fill and it's going to do. Okay You can see there's like lots of little ghosting around the outside. So before you do that. Let's just go to select modify and go to expand how far out 30 pixels that'll do now if we go edit fill content aware fill, it's a lot better and there's still a little bit so I'm going to go even bigger. Select modify expand again. So I'm actually going 60 30 plus 30 16 Phil district. Nice. So when you're doing it expanded for 60 so get rid of the background. I've got this guy on his own layer by himself. Now the explosion layers the liquefy thing again. So let's grab the selection, let's mask it out, let's apply this layer mask. We don't really need to do it for this one because the background so kind of I guess simple. Let's do it out of habit. It's not going to hurt it, but it means that if you're doing something with a really complex background, you'll have to do this step. Let's turn these guys off just so we can work on the explosion layer. Let's go to filter. It's got to liquefy this one's going to be a little easier. What kind of explosion direction do I want? I'm probably not going to miss too much with the back of the shoe. Okay, well the graphics, I just wanted to go like this. I can't help myself making noises, helps with the explosion get in the mood, I'm actually going to go this way as well even though I want my explosion going back there. I found in the last exercise I wanted just a little bit on the sides. Might as well go all the way to the back. We've come this far and let's click OK, so we've got our big kind of explosion. Let's mask it. Remember if we hold down the option key on the back and click layer mask or no key on a pc, we get a nice big black mask. Let's turn all these other guys on. And the difference between this and the last one is the last one, we just jumped into straight kind of adding the blast in here, which is cool. What we're gonna do is because we've got the shoe on its own layer. What we can do is click on the shoe mask, go to one of my brushes. Okay, I'm gonna grab the explosion brushes that we downloaded in the last tutorial, grab some of this, see how big it is, Perfect rotation and I'm just going to paint some of it out. You see what we're doing here, like instead of it just exploding out there's kind of an area where there's a bit of both. Alright, let's paint it back out. Let's get you going. Let's work on this lady here, let's make sure white is the foreground white is my foreground color and now I'm going to paint it back in. So let's grab our brush tool, There's so much trial and error in this particular technique, I've taught it loads of times and Ah 60% of the time I'm like, man, that was cool and then the other 40%, I'm like, I'm going to start again. Okay, what do I want? I'm kind of liking that, wow, far too much in there. I'm gonna pick a really big brush and stay out this way. That's kind of I'm looking for. I'm probably less happy with that liquefy now because it's kind of going up and looping around. What I'm gonna do is I'm going to work on this liquefy layer, go back into filter liquefy. I'm just going to kind of straighten it out, I straighten it. I mean, I just want kind of like these cool whips going, that's kind of the look I'm going for Yeah, okay, work on the mask paint stuff in. I'm going to turn this around painted with black, paint it back out. Maybe a smaller paintbrush and there's gonna be lots of this. I'm just gonna fast forward painting back in painting back out again to try and find my happy medium. I'll see you when I'm finished. Alright, we're back, I'm not happy with how it's going. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to just start again. So I am going to have my mouth selected have black as a foreground color and just hold down the option and backspace key on my Mac or the and backspace key on a pc and just start again. Don't be afraid to do it see that? That's the one that goes too far. I don't like all those little bits in there. I like the specs in there so I like the end of this brush but not all of it. So I'm going to go for something a little bit more subtle dan come on. Let's pick a brush. Let's go for another exploding one. It's rotated around big. There we go. That's kind of more what I'm looking for. All right. And that is something I am 50% happy with a lot more subtle. I'm going to add a couple of the depth of field brush. So I'm just gonna grab. I think I want some of the pink. Make a nice big brush. Even bigger brush. Just kind of have some of this coming out. So instead of using the liquefy, I'm just actually painting it straight onto a little bit of that. I'll make another lay here little bit of blue. Here we go. And I'm going to convert both of these two smart objects. Smart object smart objects so we can apply a filter. Gallery Gaussian blur just makes me feel like they're out of focus. You do the same with the blue one, but maybe not as much calcium because there's a smart object. You can double click the word Gaussian blur later on and go in and change it. All right, move it around. Alright, my friends, that is the second version. Done the dancer. Now we've done the shoe. There's a lot more artistic license in this one here, deciding what you want, working with the brushes and don't be afraid just to start again. Alright, let's get into the next video.