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Shattered Photoshop Tutorial


A couple of weeks ago I was inspired by this pose and dress and wanted to create an image of a girl falling apart in pieces. I was experimenting with different tutorials I found online and they just weren’t helping me as much. So I showed my plurk friends a work in progress image (in this plurk) and they gave me lots of good advice, which I took and came up with the image you see here. However, it still needs a lot more work and polishing up but I’ve finally given up on it, for now. Real life got me busy so I haven’t had time to look up more tutorials or see how else I can improve it.

In the meantime, a few of you have messaged me and asked me how I did this effect. It’s really hard for me to explain it over IM or email so I promised to do this video and here it is. Not sure if it’s easy to follow or if it makes any sense but this is what I did to get this effect.

I am embedding the video below but you can click over to youtube to view it larger.

You can download the shattered glass photoshop brush that I used in the video from Theme Cavern at this link. (UPDATE: No longer available, try these ones)

If I know myself well, I am sure I am going to continue to figure this shattered image out more in a few weeks when I have more time. If I can think of a better way to do this so it looks more polished, I will definitely share it here!

Let me know what you think of this tutorial and if you want me to share more like this!

» You can view all of my current tutorials on my tutorials page.

*Skin: al vulo– Arya* natural blonde brow milk by Hlin Bluebird
*Hair: ::Exile:: Say What You Want:Sable by Kavar Cleanslate
*Dress: MEB : Lady by MariaElena Barbosa
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Casual by Siddean Munro
*Pose: flowey. Whiskey Monday: Punching Holes in the Clouds by Flutter Memel (@ Pose Fair)


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

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