Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

This tutorial shows how to create the Marvel Avengers, Infinity Wars disintegration effect in Photoshop.  I have put my own twist on it with the person turning into waves of particles as if they are being turned into dust I call this the particle disintegration effect and I have made it easy for you in this free PhotoshopCAFE tutorial.

“Mr Stark, I don’t feel so good.” Here is how to recreate the disintegration effect from Marvel Infinity wars.

Now, this kind of effect has become very popular, especially since the disintegration memes started up. You are kind of seeing it everywhere and there’s a lot of different things we can do. Splatter we can do, dispersion we can do disintegration by using different types of brushes. And the effect is actually really easy. I am going to show you how to do it right now.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

I started with this photo.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 1

Select the background layer.

Click Ctrl J for Windows or Command J for Mac to copy it.

Click Ctrl J/Command J again to copy it once more.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 2

Rename the newly created layers.

I named these “inside” and “outside”.

Hide the inside layer

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 3

Select the Outside Layer.

Grab a Lasso Tool

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Make a selection around the person in the photo.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 4

You now want to fill with Content Aware.

Press Shift+Backspace for Windows, Shift+Delete for Mac.

Color Adaptation selected.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Click OK.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Press Ctrl+D to deselect.

 

Step 5

Select “inside” layer and turn its visibility on

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Go to Filter>Liquify

Increase the size of the brush by pulling up the size in the properties panel.

Grab the Forward Warp Tool.

Grab and drag with your brush.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

 

Step 6

Get Freeze Mask tool. Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

By using this you protect the specific areas from changes.

Paint the lower part of the leg with the mask.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Grab the Forward Warp Tool.

Grab and drag the area around the other leg with your brush.

Click OK.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 7

Now we hide the Inside Layer, by masking it.

Hold down Alt key/Option key on Mac and click the mask icon to create an inverted mask (black).

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Do the same for the Outside Layer.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 8 Getting the brush you need to apply a dispersion splatter.

Grab your shatter/splatter brush, or Get one through creative cloud if you are a subscriber
(If not an all apps member, try searching places like Deviant Art of Brushezy for free brushes and skip to step 9)

Go to Adobe Creative Cloud>Assets>Market

Do a search for splatter brush.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Add the brush to your library.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Click on that little icon. Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Create a new library and click on it to download the brush or just add the brush to the existing library.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

 

To see all your brushes you go to Window>Libraries

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 9

I’m going to modify the brush.

Go to Brush Panel, Window>Brushes

In the Brush Panel select Shape Dynamics.

Increased Size Jitter

Under Control, choose Pen Pressure if you want to use a Wacom or Surface pressure sensitive pen.

Pulled up Angle Jitter a bit.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 10

Select Scattering right below Shape Dynamics.

Increase Scatter as well as Count and Count Jitter.

Under Control select Pen Pressure. (If you are using a Wacom tablet)

 

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Close the brush panel.

Make your brush smaller by pressing the Left Bracket Key.

 

Step 11

Open the Layers Panel.

Now we’re going to apply the effect to the Outside Layer.

Select Outside Layer Mask.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

 

We have the brush selected.

White as a foreground color.

Opacity 100%.

Begin to gently paint inside the person. Not too close to the edges just yet.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

 

Make the brush smaller by pressing the Left Bracket Key.

Paint on the edges, so that the edges start to disintegrate.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

 

Step 12

Select Inside Layer Mask.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Make a brush a bit bigger by pressing the Right Bracket key.

Paint on the edges to add dispersion there.

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

Step 13

Make the brush really small by pressing the Left Bracket Key.

Paint stream-like or wave-like shapes.

And here is the end result:

Particle Disintegration Effect In Photoshop Tutorial Avengers Infinity War Meme

 

Isn’t this effect fun?

 

Now you can disintegrate your friends and turn them into dust “Mr Stark, I don’t want to go” (Watch the Avengers Infinity Wars if you don’t get it).

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