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Disintegrate into ASH Effect : Photoshop Tutorial

September 3, 2019

Stock & Brush link in description. Head over and select the Quick Selection Tool. Select the entire person. Head down and select Mask. Create a new adjustment layer>Solid Color. Make sure it’s black, Then hit OK. Drag the Solid Color below the Man. Right click on the Mask>Apply Layer Mask. I’m going to rename this layer>Man. Head up to File>Open. Double click on the Lava Texture to open. Head over and select your Move Tool. (V) Click and drag it onto our main project. Position the texture like so. Adjust the opacity to see behind it better. We want the lava on the face. Opacity back up to 100%. I’m going to rename this to Effect. Head down, hold ALT + click on mask. Your mask should be black. Select the Man layer, then click on mask. Make sure your foreground is set to black. Have your Brush Tool selected. (B) Select the “Smoke” type brush. We want to fade out the edges of the man. Take your time. If you need to rotate, you can like so. That looks pretty good so far. Now, lets select a particle brush. I will select this one for now. Open up the Brush Panel. Click on Brush Tip Shape. Change the Spacing to 20%. Click on Shape Dynamics. Change the Angle Jitter to 50%. Click back on Brush Tip Shape. Here you can change the size for later on. Each time you click, your brush will rotate. I will speed this up, since it’s very time consuming. Drag the Lava layer below the man. Make sure the mask is selected. Foreground set to white! Carefully start adding the effect. I will also speed this part up, since it’s time consuming. Make sure to change the size of the brush frequently. I will speed this part up as well. Click on the top layer. Then head down and select FX>Blending Options. Click on Drop Shadow. Opacity 100%. Distance 0px. It adds a much better effect. Then hit OK. Head down and create a new layer. Rename the layer to Shadow. Foreground set to Black. Brush Tool selected. (B) Select a large brush with soft edges. Brush Opacity 100%. I will add a shadow to the left side, like so. Change the opacity to about 62%. Head down and create a new layer. I will rename this layer to Color. Change the Blending Mode>Linear Dodge Add. Drop the opacity to 10%. Click on the foreground color. Change it to an orange/red color. Color Code: ff2a00 Then hit OK. Have the Brush Tool selected (B) Use a soft edge brush. I will start adding extra light to the lava. Head down and create a new layer. I will rename it to Eye. Change the Blending Mode>Linear Dodge ADD. Using the Same color as before. Select the brush tool. (B) Use a small brush to color in the eye. Then drop the opacity to 35%. Starting to look good! Head down and create a new layer. Rename it>Clouds. Reset your foreground and background. Head up to Edit>Fill. Contents: Black then hit OK. Head back up to Filter>Render>Clouds. Change the Blending Mode>Screen. Drop the opacity to about 10%. Then head down, hold ALT + click on mask. White should be set as your foreground color. Brush Tool selected. (B) Brush Tool selected. (B) Select a brush with soft edges again. Select a brush with soft edges again. Now you can manually add the clouds back. Head over to the layers panel>Select the Shadow layer. I’m going to bring the opacity back up to 100%. Have the top layer select. Head up to File>Open. Head up to File>Open. Head up to File>Open. Double click on the particle image to open. Using your Move Tool. Drag and drop onto our project. Position them as you’d like. Create a new adjustment layer>Gradient Map. Click to edit gradients. You can download my free gradient pack. I will select this one. Then hit OK. Change the Blending Mode>Soft Light. Drop the opacity to 40%. CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E (Merge all visible layers.) I will rename this layer to Merged. Head up to Filter>Sharpen>Smart Sharpen. Amount: 40% | Radius 0.5 px. Then hit OK. This will make the particles look much better. That’s it. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.


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    Can I do this in Photoshop cs5 extended edition

  • Reply Anik Kundu June 25, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    More like "I don't feel so good"-effect…

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  • Reply Sami Ullah June 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    always learn something new from your tutorials
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    Woow awesome
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  • Reply Polad Xankishiyev June 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Good tutorial awesome

  • Reply 1979raulete June 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    nice work like ever!

  • Reply Yellowmage June 25, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    WOW, this is so epic.
    Please do the effect with the road's rift

  • Reply Vivek Bhikadiya June 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm


  • Reply HoroxXa - Gaming, Serien und mehr! June 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Mr. Stark? I dont feel so good…

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    Can you feel it mr.krab ?

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  • Reply Sriii June 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Omfg you can do that for like.. a … Villain character.. Soo cool 😘😍

  • Reply maxmetalknight June 25, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Very helpful 🙂 Let me guess, massively requested since May? 😀

  • Reply Hilbertus June 25, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    which version of photoshop is this and whats the difference because on g2a i saw photoshop cs6 and i´m pretty blanck on this topic…

  • Reply Austin Chan June 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm


  • Reply Salauddin Is Back June 26, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Good tutorial just awesome BOSS …Nothing to say….Go Ahead. waiting for next tutorial.

  • Reply AmauraPond June 26, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Please, Mr. Stark, I don’t wanna go

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  • Reply Captain_Gooner June 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    At 4:52 your image different then what it was. The Lava images seems much sharper and well done. How did you do that?? Been trying for hours now, can't figure it out!!

  • Reply Aaron Smith June 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm


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  • Reply Purusham Gurung June 27, 2018 at 11:28 am

    wowww I loved this !!!
    can't wait for next tutorial!!
    thank u so much for the tutorial

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    What color photos are you using?

  • Reply Turbo 69 June 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    awesome tutorial !! VERY NICE !! THX !

  • Reply Keanu Innis July 5, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    How can i get my brush to take off more material with each click? I've tried changing the hardness but it doesnt do anything.

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    Waiting for new Tutorial….

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  • Reply Prince Charming July 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I cannot find cloud render in my cs6 version plz… help

  • Reply Jek Khalifa July 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    What version of photoshop do you use ?

  • Reply Jonathan Ralte July 17, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I hereby call it thanos' snap effect 😂

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  • Reply Animation Blaster July 18, 2018 at 6:44 am

    which microphone is good for recording the sound for tutorials ?

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  • Reply Usama Bin Muzaffar August 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    You really like these disintegration effects…

  • Reply Kyle Panuncillon August 24, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I want to do this effect!!!!!! It's awesome!!!!!!!

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    What is the version of the photoshop

  • Reply blucks piston September 25, 2018 at 6:31 am

    How I can add this brush tools in my PS?

  • Reply alphaQ October 5, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial

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    We need narration not electronic music sorry.

  • Reply Biltis Amorim December 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Very good tutorial, thanks a lot! 😀

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    MISTER STARK?… I d- I don't feel so good.

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