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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23 Responses

  1. GaGa says:

    very nice!
    the pattern is very creative :D

  2. Simpre-great result tut, thanks!

  3. Mike says:

    Interesting design!

  4. zubin says:

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

  5. Childmonster says:

    sorry but i really dont like this effect.

  6. coriandenise says:

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

  7. Sade says:

    thank you, simple&great tip.

  8. matbaa says:

    the perfect effect
    thank you

  9. subhamay says:

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

  10. rudisony says:

    nice tutorial, thanxs.

  11. pritam soni says:

    hi
    its great and nice effect

  12. Mia Lazar says:

    Cool way for using stylize filter, BTW nice example.

  13. shuutt your month childmonster, no one cares.

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

  15. duroz says:

    interesting tutorial..cheers

  16. winsent says:

    Thanks 4 Sharing…!

  17. C2 says:

    nice tip!!!!!

  18. austin seal says:

    nice tips very helpfull,ill give it a try

  19. Pran says:

    nice work…

  20. nao says:

    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

  21. Alex says:

    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?)