Pixel Explosion Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial. You will learn how to create a pixel dispersion effect or pixel explosion effect. The main tools used are mask layers and the paint brush tool. This Photoshop tutorial is suitable for beginners or advanced Photoshoppers. Don’t forget to leave a like or share if you find this tutorial helpful. Thank you guys for 40k subscribers. I never thought I’d hit that mark!

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32 Thoughts on “Pixel Explosion Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

  1. Photoshop Tutorials on November 19, 2014 at 5:00 am said:

    Don’t forget to subscribe for future tutorials! 🙂

  2. Th3GrandDu3list on February 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm said:

    i don’t see paint bucked tool..

  3. Karen Carillo on March 25, 2017 at 1:21 am said:

    my photoshop doeesnt have that square brush 🙁

  4. Triyandi Algifari on March 27, 2017 at 4:00 am said:

    min minta link buat download PS nya dong

  5. Amanual Gafi on March 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm said:

    That’s Christina Grimmie, oh my gosh, I can’t actually believe it’s her in that picture!!! ?

  6. Stephanie Baxter on March 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm said:


  7. Amir Asyraf on April 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm said:

    After I used brush on Layer 1 Copy I tried to use brush on Layer 1, but nothing from the image I stretched come out?

  8. leon kutryk on April 11, 2017 at 10:57 am said:

    RIP… Christina

  9. Anonymous on April 16, 2017 at 12:49 am said:

    Is that Lindsey Stirling??

  10. Creation Geek on April 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm said:

    nice Tutorial…..

  11. ShortSimmer on May 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm said:

    Can somebody send the link of the download of Photoshop? Please?

  12. Ritik Raj on May 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm said:


  13. Koks Koks on May 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm said:

    like music called 3:05

  14. JacobTG18 on May 31, 2017 at 10:36 pm said:

    At 1:55 when i click on the paintbrush preset, then the gear wheel, why don’t i have a long list like you? someone please help

  15. Rowida Badawy on June 2, 2017 at 12:08 am said:

    Need help!
    can’t paint layer 1 as it doesnot work, what should I do?

  16. fritz cajolo on June 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm said:

    what photoshop do you use??

  17. Abdulmalik on June 18, 2017 at 10:33 am said:

    Christina Grimmie for ever ?

  18. Grackleflint on July 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm said:

    Brilliant! Thank you for sharing.

  19. Little Miss Randome on August 29, 2017 at 2:02 am said:

    how do you make the background have a picture in it

  20. Tahj St Cyr on September 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm said:

    follow me for 2k videos

  21. Broken Pancake on September 28, 2017 at 4:45 pm said:


  22. Go PlayPool on October 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm said:

    Nicely explained. Thank you! 🙂

  23. sarvesh chavan on October 10, 2017 at 11:09 am said:

    which version is this

  24. aleksandar kljajic on October 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm said:

    i dont have bucket pls help

  25. LE THE ANH LE on October 15, 2017 at 10:19 am said:


  26. george v on November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm said:

    PLEASE HELP!  When I try painting over the black layer with white selected it doesn’t do anything 🙁 

    BTW my background is black does that matter?

  27. Flick PC on December 2, 2017 at 8:01 am said:

    i dont have pain brush tool

  28. terraria let's play on December 10, 2017 at 3:54 am said:

    I don’t have square brushes, where do I get them?

  29. Karteek Sai on December 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm said:

    problem with creating effect(2:41)….how do i do it?

  30. Irfan the Kingmaker on January 12, 2018 at 7:15 am said:

    Yes I did it

  31. Amanpreet kaur on January 28, 2018 at 10:19 am said:


  32. MissesCharmeleon on February 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm said:

    I am a total beginner at PS and this tutorial was so easy to follow, eventhough I speak german and my PS is in german language, I could follow really easy, thank you very much!!!

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