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‘Broken Pieces’ photo effect tutorial using Photoshop

Posted by Joe on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

 

At times the images available for publishing in your blog maybe very appalling in terms of clarity, smoothness, art effect etc. But image editing gives a better hand to modify the images as per need to create impact about the post. Attractive designing can easily seize reader’s concentration and your blog may stand out alone in millions. So checkout this quick & easy ‘Broken Pieces’ Photo Effect tutorial using Photoshop:

Preview:

‘Broken Pieces’ Photo Effect.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Step 1:

Start with a new file then in a new layer insert the picture for which you want the apply the effect on, use the stock photo below to follow through the tutorial.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Step 2:

Duplicate the picture layer and go to Filter > Pixelate > Pointillize, use the settings below.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Result:

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Step 3:

Now set the pointillized picture layer’s blending mode to Soft Light at 58% opacity level.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Step 4:

Duplicate the pointillized picture layer then go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate, this should turn the copy into black and white.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Step 5:

Now set the copy of your pointillized picture layer’s blending mode to Overlay then nudge it up by couple of pixels.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Step 6:

To make large holes on the broke design, first create a new layer then set the layer’s blending mode to Color Burn. Now grab your soft brush tool with black color and paint on the blocks as shown below.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

Results:

‘Broken Pieces’ Photo Effect.

'Broken Pieces' Photo Effect Tutorial Using Photoshop

You can download the ‘Broken Pieces’ Photo Effect Tutorial Photoshop(PSD) file below:

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The use of PSD file is limited and not for commercial use.

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8 Responses to “‘Broken Pieces’ photo effect tutorial using Photoshop”

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    At times the images available for publishing in your blog maybe very appalling in terms of clarity, smoothness, art effect etc. But image editing gives a better hand to modify the images as per need to create impact about the post….

  2. Web-Betty Says:

    I see the old theme is back. I’m glad!

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  4. dejan Says:

    I think you have forgoten to apply some filter after the Pointillize filter? Check the results.

  5. Gini Says:

    I love it! Particularly the effect you get when you you paint over bits of the picture.

    Ginis last blog post..How to Create Gorgeous Snowflakes in Photoshop

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