Explosion Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn how to make a movie type explosion, complete with flying sparks!

In this Photoshop Tutorial
we will learn how to make a movie type explosion, complete with flying sparks!

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Now select the move tool (V)

Drag the selected peice away from the rest.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

Duplicate the blurred layer 2X

Step 7

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

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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