Creativity & Design

Photoshop: How to Create a Glass Shatter Effect – Tutorial

  • 00:00:12 All stock download links are in the description.
  • 00:00:15 Head over and select the Quick Selection Tool.
  • 00:00:22 Select the entire person.
  • 00:00:28 Hold ALT to subtract from selection.
  • 00:00:32 When you're done, head up to Select and Mask.
  • 00:00:37 Select the Refine Edge Brush Tool.
  • 00:00:41 Select around the hair.
  • 00:00:52 Output To: New layer with layer mask.
  • 00:00:56 Then hit OK.
  • 00:01:00 Create a new adjustment layer > Solid Color.
  • 00:01:06 I'm going to select a dark blue. Color code: 000d18
  • 00:01:13 Then hit OK.
  • 00:01:17 Drag the solid color below the man.
  • 00:01:21 Then click on our top layer.
  • 00:01:25 Create a new adjustment layer > Levels.
  • 00:01:29 Clip to layer below.
  • 00:01:32 Drag the slider shadow to the right. About 8.
  • 00:01:37 Then hit close.
  • 00:01:41 Head down and create a new layer.
  • 00:01:45 Drag it below the man layer.
  • 00:01:49 I'm going to rename it to Light.
  • 00:01:53 Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.
  • 00:01:59 Have your foreground color set to White.
  • 00:02:03 Then select your Brush Tool. (B)
  • 00:02:07 Make sure you're using a brush with soft edges.
  • 00:02:11 Brush Opacity 100%.
  • 00:02:13 Add light behind the man like so.
  • 00:02:21 Create a new layer.
  • 00:02:26 Rename it to Clouds.
  • 00:02:30 Foreground black and Background white.
  • 00:02:33 Edit > Fill.
  • 00:02:37 Contents: Black. Then hit OK.
  • 00:02:40 Head up to Filter > Render > Clouds.
  • 00:02:47 Change the Blend Mode > Color Dodge.
  • 00:02:53 Hold ALT + Click mask.
  • 00:02:57 Your mask should be black.
  • 00:03:00
  • 00:03:03 Brush Tool selected. (B)
  • 00:03:06 Select a brush with soft edges.
  • 00:03:10 I'm going to add the clouds back around the light.
  • 00:03:16 Bring your Brush Opacity down. About 25%.
  • 00:03:21 Add clouds to the surrounding areas.
  • 00:03:28 Alright, that looks good.
  • 00:03:30 Bring your Brush Opacity back up to 100%.
  • 00:03:34 Next, click on the mask.
  • 00:03:39 Change your foreground to black.
  • 00:03:44 Brush Tool selected.(B)
  • 00:03:48 Be sure to use a brush with soft edges.
  • 00:03:51 Mask the areas, where you want to apply the effect.
  • 00:04:05 Head down and create a new layer.
  • 00:04:09 Make sure it's at the top.
  • 00:04:12 I'm going to rename this layer to small.
  • 00:04:15 Head up to the Brush Presets.
  • 00:04:18 Then select the Glass Brush.
  • 00:04:22 Then click on Brush Settings.
  • 00:04:29 Spacing: 100%.
  • 00:04:34 Then click on Shape Dynamics.
  • 00:04:38 Size Jitter 30%.
  • 00:04:42 Angle Jitter: 50%.
  • 00:04:47 Click on "Create new brush"
  • 00:04:52 I'm going to rename it to Glass Brush.
  • 00:04:57 Have all 3 settings checked. Then hit OK.
  • 00:05:01 Your new brush should be saved.
  • 00:05:09 Change your foreground color to white.
  • 00:05:12 Start adding the glass. Small pieces first.
  • 00:05:25 Head down, create a new layer.
  • 00:05:29 Rename it to Medium.
  • 00:05:33 Increase your brush size.
  • 00:05:40 Start adding more Glass.
  • 00:05:50 Head down, Create another new layer.
  • 00:05:56 Rename it to large.
  • 00:06:01 Increase your Brush size again.
  • 00:06:03 You can use your bracket keys to change brush size. [ ]
  • 00:06:08 Head down and create a new layer.
  • 00:06:13 Rename it to Glass Motion Blur.
  • 00:06:18 Add more glass, make sure it's fairly small pieces.
  • 00:06:24 Then head up to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur.
  • 00:06:31 Angle about 58| Distance 8 Pixels.
  • 00:06:38 Then hit OK.
  • 00:06:42 Head down and create a new layer.
  • 00:06:46 Rename it to Glass Motion Blur 2.
  • 00:06:51 Add small pieces of glass to the left side.
  • 00:06:56 Then head up to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur.
  • 00:07:02 Change the Angle to about -66.
  • 00:07:06 Distance 8 Pixels. Then OK.
  • 00:07:11 Create a new layer. Rename it to Offset.
  • 00:07:19 Add more glass to the surrounding areas.
  • 00:07:26 Use different sizes.
  • 00:07:36 Create a new layer > Rename it "Large Glass Blur"
  • 00:07:47 Increase your Brush size.
  • 00:07:52 Head over the select your Eraser Tool.
  • 00:07:56 Erase some of the glass. So only a few are visible.
  • 00:08:03 Then head up to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
  • 00:08:10 Blur Radius: 3 Pixels. Then hit OK.
  • 00:08:18 Select the top layer. Duplicate it, CTRL + J.
  • 00:08:22 Select your Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:08:26 Move it to the right side.
  • 00:08:28 CTRL + T to select it. Rotate it as needed.
  • 00:08:34 Hit Enter when you're done.