In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a breaking apart effect using some simple, but effective techniques in Photoshop. Here we are using boy image, layer mask, brush and filter to create this tempting effect. Its so simple, short and easy tutorial for learn new techniques. We hope you will like this tutorial and remember to share your suggestions with us. Enjoy!

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create a Tempting Breaking Apart Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resource

Photoshop Tools

  • Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Gradient Overlay

Lets start to create tempting breaking apart effect in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 600×700 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Now first of all I am going to add Surprised Boy Image in photoshop.

Add Boy Image

Now go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) to transform it and set this image whole the canvas as like in preview.

Transform Image

After transform boy image we get this result.

Get Result

Step 3

Now rasterize boy image press layer mask icon bottom of the layer panel to add a layer mask on it, and applying black color on mask #000000 as like in picture below.

Add Layer Mask

Step 4

After add layer mask now select Brush Tool press (F5) to open brush panel, and set same settings as like in picture below.

Brush Panel Open

After this settings select fist option in brush panel (Shape Dynamics) and set brush setting.

Set Shape Dynamics Setting

When we set shape dynamics setting now select 2nd option in brush panel (Scattering) and set brush setting.

Brush Setting

After brush settings now paint with brush on boy image with white color #ffffff as like in preview.

Paint With Brush

Step 5

When we paint boy image layer now applying Drop Shadow on this layer to make our effect more beautiful.

Go to Layer > Layer Style and applying Drop Shadow.

Drop Shadow

After applying drop shadow we get nice effect on boy image layer.

Get Nice Result

Step 6

In this step duplicate boy image layer (Ctrl+J), now we are going to applying Radial Blur Filter on duplicate boy image layer.

Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and set Amount (60).

Radial Blur

After applying radial blur we get awesome effect on duplicate boy image layer.

Get Awesome Effect

Step 7

Now select Eraser Tool form tool panel and erase duplicate boy image layer from boy face area as like in picture below.

Erase Face Area

After erase boy face area we get a new effect as like in preview.

Get a New Effect

After this procedure finely we get our breaking apart effect in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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