Unusual Photo Stylizing Effect by Fragments

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In this tutorial i am going to teach you how you can create one very interesting photo stylizing effect by fragments.

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Unusual Photo Stylizing Effect by Fragments

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Step 1

Open up the photo in Photoshop. Go to Image > Image Size and resize it to 600×750 pixels.

Step 2

For this tutorial i will need to create a grid before we can start with stylizing our photo. Create a new document with size of 55×55 pixels and draw black and white dots by using Pencil Tool (Size: 1px) as on picture below.

Step 3

Then go to Edit > Define Pattern and save it as pattern. After that you can close this document without saving. Go back to main document, create new layer and fill it with Paint Bucket Tool by using our created pattern.

Step 4

With pattern layer still selected, change layer to Overlay with opacity of 80%.

Step 5

After that go back to our background layer. All the actions we will be making with it only. Get out the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create selection like on my screenshot below. Hold Shift button to get proportional to the square selection.

Step 6

Apply the Dodge Tool (Brush: 100px, Range: Midtones, Exposure: 30%) for this selected area.

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Step 7

Then select the Blur Tool (Strength: 50%) to blur this area.

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Step 8

Remove selected area with Ctrl+D. We got effect like this:

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Step 9

Add more cells on the same way:

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Step 10

After that we should add more dark cells for this effect use Burn Tool (Brush: 100px, Range: Midtones, Exposure: 40%) instead of Dodge Tool.

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Step 11

In the end I would like to add a few blurred cells without changing brightness.

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Step 12

Now let’s add some text. Get out the Horizontal Type Tool (just the regular one) and write out some text with white color. I’ve used the font called Bitsumishi (30 pt, Crisp).

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Step 13

Right-click the layer and go into the Blending Options and apply Drop Shadow and Outer Glow to this layer:

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Final Image

Unusual Photo Stylizing Effect by Fragments

Looks very interesting and creative isn’t it? You can use this effect for advertising, greeting cards, etc.

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  • GaGa

    very nice!
    the pattern is very creative :D

  • http://www.17ps8.com peter

    good tips

  • http://www.colddesign.it Giacomo Colddesign

    Simpre-great result tut, thanks!

  • http://www.scottphotographics.com/ Mike

    Interesting design!

  • zubin

    thnx…a really nice and professional tutorial…gonna try it for sure…thnx again

  • http://www.childmonster.com/ Childmonster

    sorry but i really dont like this effect.

  • http://www.hotmail.com Asghar

    amazing

  • http://coriandenise.wazzup.nl/ coriandenise

    I love it, I made verry nice pictures by myself, but with witch program do you do all this?

  • http://www.takipteyiz.blogspot.com Sade

    thank you, simple&great tip.

  • http://www.sesofset.com matbaa

    the perfect effect
    thank you

  • http://konccepts.com/blog/ subhamay

    thnx man.it’s a good tutorial for everyone.
    thnx again

  • http://rudisony.wordpress.com rudisony

    nice tutorial, thanxs.

  • pritam soni

    hi
    its great and nice effect

  • http://tiny.cc/mialazar Mia Lazar

    Cool way for using stylize filter, BTW nice example.

  • http://photoshopstar Broooke SOlartee

    shuutt your month childmonster, no one cares.

  • http://www.hdklima.com flexible boru

    the another effect stylized is big job..
    thank you for effect

  • http://www.artooz.com duroz

    interesting tutorial..cheers

  • http://www.GFXMafia.ir winsent

    Thanks 4 Sharing…!

  • C2

    nice tip!!!!!

  • austin seal

    nice tips very helpfull,ill give it a try

  • Pran

    nice work…

  • nao

    at step 2 i couldnt get how to draw black and white dots by using Pencil Tool. can u explain that bit for this idiot me? thanx u. i really wanna learn this fragments thing

  • Alex

    How come 1px pencil is like 1/4 size of the “box” size in the grid when i try it.. can i know what other specs are involved in the ( 55×55 new box document ) ie. resolution size (72 300?)