Create Pixel Explosion Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial is about giving a picture the pixel-explosion effect. It is really fun thing to do with pictures as it gives them an idealistic look. I will use the square-brush tool to create the pixel impact. Succeeding are the steps:

STEPS

1. Open the image in Photoshop.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-1     
2. From the toolbar, select the quick-selection tool.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-2

3. Use the tool to select the girl in the image by dragging it over the image. A dashed-line will appear on the outline of the selection.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-3

4. Right-click on the selection and select the option ‘Layer-via-copy’.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-4

5. From the layers palette, select the thumbnail of ‘layer 0’. Select the marquee tool from the tool bar and draw a square around the image. Right click on the square and click on ‘fill’ from the menu.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-5

6. A dialog box will open. Make sure that the ‘use’ is set to ‘content-aware’.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-6

7. Copy the layer 1 by pressing ‘Ctrl’ + ‘J’ from the keyboard. Select the layer-1 from the layers palette. Add a layer-mask by clicking on the layer-mask icon at the base of the layers-palette.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-7     

8. Move the selection to the side-ways where you want the pixel-effect, using the move tool.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-8

9.Once you move the selection, set the foreground color to black, and use the bucket tool to paint the selection.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-9

10. Now add a layer-mask to layer-1-copy.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-10

11. Select the brush tool from the toolbar. Select the square-brushes from the settings of the brush –tool.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-11

12. Set the size of the brush according to the pixel you want to create. Also, you can increase or decrease the size of the brush by ‘[’ or ‘]’ button on keyboard. Start using the brush on the left side of the image. Keep using the brush until the image looks like this:

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-12

13. Now select the layer1 layer-mask from the layers-palette. Set the foreground color to white. Again start painting.

 pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-13     

14. In order to give the pixels a good look, change the blending-options by clicking on ‘fx’ at the bottom of layers-palette. From the fly-out menu, select inner-shadow.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-14

15. A dialog box will open. Set the opacity to 22% and the angle to 300.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-15

16. From the style menu present at the left hand side of the dialog box, check the ‘inner-glow’ and ‘drop-shadow’ too. For the inner-glow, set the opacity to 52%.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-16

17. In order to style the drop-shadow, set the opacity to 66% and set the angle to 300.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-17

18. Press ‘OK’. The pixel-explosion effect is ready.

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-18

BEFORE

 pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-before

AFTER

pixel-explosion-effect-in-photoshop-after

Tags: , , , , ,

Author: Revo

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

twenty + thirteen =

 

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This