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In this Photoshop Tutorial, I will teach you how to create a dispersion effect. This effect has become very popular. It looks fairly complicated, but it's actually quite simple. I believe the hardest part was finding the perfect free brush set for the effect. Which I have provided below. A few things we'll be doing is creating the effect using brushes and masks. We'll also be using a broken glass texture. I will then add a nice gradient for the image, then for the final step, I will sharpen the image and effect to make it stand out much more. I hope you like this tutorial.
Objective I: Follow the Tutorial and Create the Effect as Shown
Objective II: Photograph Yourself or a fellow Student and Create Your Own Version
Tips: Take your time, find the perfect dispersion brush, watch the video tutorial and pause it when you need to.
THIS IS HOW YOU INSTALL GRADIENTS
Go to Edit > Preset > Preset Manager… then select the Gradients preset type.
Click Load… then locate the file(s) ending in .GRD, and click open.
Your patterns will be available to use with your Gradient tool, or where gradients are found in Layer Styles (Window > Tools or Layer > Layer Styles).