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Create a realistic Broken Glass effect in Photoshop

Shatter Glass with Displacement Maps in Photoshop

Learn how you can make a shattered glass effect in Photoshop by using displacement maps and Layer Blending modes.

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After creating my broken glass effect with my “how to Fix Photoshop 2020“, If you wondered how I made the effect. You are in luck, here we go…

Have you ever tried to composite something with broken glass and it just looked.. fake? This tutorial will show you some tools that help create realistic looking broken glass, mirrors and ice.

Written steps coming soon.


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12 responses to “Create a realistic Broken Glass effect in Photoshop”

  1. A great tutorial, I wouldn’t have thought about the displacement effects; perhaps you could do more tutorials on displacement.

  2. While i don’t think i’ll ever use this idea, you always offer useful techniques in your videos and explained well. Thx

  3. I like learning these technics, I have no idea if I’ll ever use them, but this gets me into PS and helps me understand what it has to offer.

  4. Another great tutorial Colin. I would like to see more of this style work. Thanks again.

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