Dispersion Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

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.

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15 Thoughts on “Dispersion Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

  1. Photoshop Tutorials on November 14, 2016 at 12:32 am said:

    Please don’t forget to subscribe for future Photoshop Tutorials! 😀

  2. Константин Анкудинов on February 22, 2018 at 7:53 pm said:


  3. Thomas Odojewski on February 22, 2018 at 11:12 pm said:

    Can you do this on lightroom?

  4. The brush for the dispersion effect at 4:13, doesnt show in the picture, but does show in the layer mask thumbail. I already change the foreground/background and still nothing. help.

  5. Faqih Auliyaur R on February 24, 2018 at 9:52 am said:

    Thank you ! 😀

  6. Belkevich on February 24, 2018 at 1:01 pm said:

    Very useful tutorial! Dispersion brushes are gorgeous!

  7. Shadow D. Pranil on February 25, 2018 at 5:19 am said:

    I Tried this and it turned out dope, thanks man , <3

  8. allali badreddine on February 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm said:

    j’ai trop aimer vos tuto continuer <3

  9. Carl Ahron De Vera on February 26, 2018 at 10:17 am said:

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  10. jan ugur on February 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm said:

    I choose the brush, after everthing i’m gonna do the dispersion effect then doesn’t matter wich one. I click with the brush tool then nothing’s different (yes, it’s at 100% opacity) no matter how many times i click somewhere.

  11. Michel Chinkon on March 1, 2018 at 1:22 am said:

    where do i get the dipspersion brushes from?

  12. Ryan Frick on March 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm said:

    Great tutorial it helped me so much 🙂

  13. Mr Miip on March 6, 2018 at 5:18 am said:

    Why i cant paint the black mask white? please anyone

  14. carspotting europ on March 6, 2018 at 4:38 pm said:

    Hello everyone! This video was really helpfull for me. Maybe you guys can check out these tutorials too. http://bit.ly/2G2t9p2

  15. Faigy Amzalak on March 7, 2018 at 11:24 am said:

    This is an amazing tutorial- so easy to follow and there are no unnecessary parts that aren’t relevant to the video. Thx for the help

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