Breaking apart photo effect
This photoshop tutorial will show to you how create breaking apart effect. This very easy tutorial. We will use only one standard brush and few layer styles.
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Open photo that you want break in scraps. We will use this surprised girl.
Below this layer add new layer and fill it with white color.
To layer with girl add mask and fill it with black color.
Now take Brush tool and select square brushes. This brush you will find in Photoshop standard special effects brushes.
Now go to brushes palette and select parameters like below:
Select white color, activate girls mask and draw on mask to get result something like this:
To this layer add layer style: Drop shadow. Use default settings and click ok.
Now select black color and with square brush draw around girl face, so you will get not regular squares but chippings.
Duplicate layer with girl, activate mask and go to Filter -> Blur -> Radial blur. Select parameters like below:
Thats it. With one standard brush, few layer effects will will get nice and easy breaking apart effect
Result: Breaking apart photo effect