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Movie type Explosions Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1

Put your type on its own layer and render. Right click/Cmd Click on its name in the layers pallette and render type. PS 5.5 calls this rasterize type.

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Step 2

Now its time to rope us some type! Grab the lasso tool and select a portion of the type.

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Step 3

Now select the move tool (V)

Drag the selected peice away from the rest.

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Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 lots of times, using differant selection sizes and shapes, until you get something like this.

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Step 5

Duplicate the layer and apply a motion blur>Radial blur = 100 and quality = best

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Step 6

Duplicate the blurred layer 2X

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Step 7

 

Set the top blurred layer to Dissolve and bring the opacity to 47%

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Step 8

Change the color of the blurred layers and the sparks using the Hue/Saturation control. Add a black background and “BOOM”.

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe