How to Make a Dispersion Effect in Photoshop CC

In this tutorial, I’ll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to make the dispersion effect on a photo.

This is a quick effect that you can add to your photo and it makes makes your image appear like it is spattered on with pains which brings out a cool effect. You can find out the basics of this tutorial here

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this:
Step Guide:
Open Adobe Photoshop CC and start your worksheet.

Open your photo into the program and select it using the quick selection tool

Drag and drop it into your worksheet and make any adjustments if necessary

Once you have the image, hold ctrl+J to make two duplicates so you have several layers

With layer 2 of the duplicates made, click on filter on the top menu and select liquefy. Increase the size of your brush into a slightly bigger one and swerve your image indefinitely according to how you want the scatter to go.

Once done, click ok and with the layer selected, introduce a layer mask by clicking the layer mask icon from below the layers on the task bar. Click Ctrl+I to invert the layer mask which should turn black.

Make a similar layer mask on the layer above it (layer 2 copy). Don’t invert it.

With layer 2 copy layer mask selected, paint in the splatter with your brush tool. Adjust the sizes of brushes and use a variety of them to achieve a greater outcome.

Move to layer 2 and click on the layer mask. With that selected, repeat the above procedure this time with your foreground colour set as white.

That’s it. You should have a final image similar to this: Dispersion effect.

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