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Dispersion Effect Photoshop Free Action

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If you want to know how to create dispersion effect in Photoshop in a easy way, here is a quick solution. Our brand new Photoshop action helps you create disintegration scatter effects in Photoshop with just one click. All you have to do is to play the action and make small adjustments afterwards. It is so easy to use even by Photoshop newbies. This action can be used to create dispersion, scatter, explosion, disintegration effects in Photoshop.

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This month freebie is a Photoshop action that will allow you to create dispersion disintegration effects using any image. The set contains 2 easy to use actions using 2 different scatter brushes. All you have to do is to play the action and wait. When the dispersion action ends playong you have all the layers intact so you can easily modify and edit the effect.

How to Install the Photoshop Action

Inside the ZIP file you have a PAT (Photoshop patterns file), an ABR (Photoshop brushes file) and a ATN (Photoshop actions) file; you have to install both files in Photoshop in order to properly use the disintegration action. To load the PAT and ABR files go to Edit > Preset Manager, choose Patterns and Brushes from the preset type and simply Load the files.

To load the ATN file go to Window>Actions and click on the top left button from the Actions tab to load the action.

IMPORTANT: The action works only with 72 dpi images, RGB color mode. The action was not tested for Photoshop CC.

How to Use the Photoshop Action

Open the actions tab (Window>Actions) and you will find the "DISPERSION by PSDDUDE" set of actions. Open a new file and add the image that you want to disperse. Play one of the 2 actions available in this pack and wait. A message will appear telling you to "Brush over the area that you want to disperse and resume Play". That is all.

After the action has ended you can customize the effect. Choose any of the disintegration effect layers and simply move, rotate, resize, etc. You can also add some Gaussian Blur effects.

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Here you have a step by step dispersion Photoshop tutorial that will show you how to use this action.

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66 comment(s) for "Dispersion Effect Photoshop Free Action"

Echo
Echo
12:40 AM Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Fantastic - Love this! Thank you so much. reply
CaseyLynn
CaseyLynn
12:40 AM Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Oh my.... so much fun .... a positive encouragement to keep on learning... Thanks! reply
suruha
5:37 AM Saturday, January 31, 2015
Wow! This is such a neat time-saving action! Thank you very much!

Su reply
Mungo
Mungo
10:17 AM Wednesday, February 04, 2015
A great action, thank you reply
dantesdream
dantesdream
10:17 AM Wednesday, February 04, 2015
awesome! thank you so much! reply
kabeergfx
4:03 AM Friday, February 06, 2015
Its really awesome ! Very useful action.
Thanks PSD Dude reply
Deja
Deja
3:41 AM Saturday, February 07, 2015
Thank YOU for sharing! Hugzzz Deja reply
dgj
dgj
3:10 AM Monday, February 16, 2015
Must be doing something wrong, keep getting notice that "no Pixels are selected". reply
PSDDude
3:24 AM Monday, February 16, 2015
There are many reasons for getting the warning "no pixels were selected" in Photoshop. I this case it might be because you did not used the Brush Tool to paint or the Brush Tool opacity is not set to 100% .
Please tell me exactly at which step you get the warning so I can debug the action. A screenshot would also help. reply
Andrew Burgess
Andrew Burgess
4:08 AM Sunday, March 08, 2015
Hi there, just discovered your site, very excited.

I have tried to download the Dispersion Effect but it doesn't work for me?

The downloaded files are not as you discribe.
When I go to Edit>Preset Manager, they're greyed out?

I would attach a screen shot but not sure how? I am hopefully not as dumb as I sound?

Regards
Andrew reply
voriaaa
voriaaa
4:08 AM Sunday, March 08, 2015
why this happend ? reply
PSDDude
4:15 AM Sunday, March 08, 2015
Hi Andrew, first what Photoshop version do you have? In Photoshop CS one of the methods to load presets is to use the Preset Manager.
Please attach a printscreen to help you. Use the "Click to Upload Fan Art!" button. reply
PSDDude
4:21 AM Sunday, March 08, 2015
voriaaa, please upload a bigger size image, I can not see the error message that you receive. What Photoshop version do you have? reply
Carson
Carson
2:07 AM Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Thank you so much for this tool! I have bookmarked your website since I often am tasked to created flyers for work at a non-profit org. This is saving me so much time! Thank you so so so much. reply
Gurbir Singh
Gurbir Singh
2:09 AM Tuesday, March 10, 2015
hi
i am getting same error it says no pixels are selected and after that
make not available
i used brush to paint and opacity is 100%
thanks
reply
dondeepak
dondeepak
3:17 AM Monday, March 16, 2015
hai
iam getting error "The Command "MAKE" is not currently available" reply
PSDDude
3:52 AM Monday, March 16, 2015
Due to the fact that everyone has a different Photoshop version and installation, there might occur some action errors.

In order to debug the action I have to know more details about the PS version and the action error message:
- What Photoshop version do you have?
- Did you installed all the files included in the download?
- What is the step of the action where the action stops?
- What is the exact error message?
reply
jeanne
jeanne
3:06 AM Friday, April 10, 2015
Hi
my action did the same thing as the photo above. I have ps cs6
reply
PSDDude
3:15 AM Friday, April 10, 2015
The action was not tested for CS6. Do you receive some kind of error? reply
Samuel
Samuel
1:16 AM Thursday, April 23, 2015
hi fren im using cs5 i also get same warning
reply
PSDDude
1:30 AM Thursday, April 23, 2015
And what happens if you ignore the error messages and continue playing the action? reply
Priscilla
Priscilla
2:37 AM Friday, April 24, 2015
Hi ! Thx for the action.
I get the same error message. I use CS5.
I get the message "aucun pixel n'est sélectionné" -> click Ok then the message : "La commande créer n'est pas disponible" -> 2 choices : continuer (which give the same first message aucun pixel n'est sélectionné) and Arrêter reply
PSDDude
3:11 AM Friday, April 24, 2015
Did you used the Brush Tool to paint over the image?

Usually when the the "no pixels were selected" error message appears it means that you don't have an active selection.

So you have to paint over the image before resume play! reply
Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown
1:41 AM Thursday, April 30, 2015
Figured out how to rid make command problem, now it just won't work, picture doesn't change reply
Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown
1:42 AM Thursday, April 30, 2015
the command problem pops up numerous times
reply
sarah
sarah
1:42 AM Thursday, April 30, 2015
same make command problem and I have the most updated photoshop, it happens instantly reply
Finja
Finja
8:32 AM Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Wow is the great again, thanks for sharing. reply
Denise
Denise
2:01 AM Saturday, May 16, 2015
AWESOME is the word I would use! THANK YOU! reply
Sean
Sean
9:42 AM Friday, May 22, 2015
This is so damn cool. I'm in love with this website! reply
Ron
Ron
12:40 AM Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Thank you, I worked out how to load the ATN file, so please disregard previous comment. reply
Ron
Ron
12:40 AM Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Hello, I am very much a novice with photoshop & have downloaded this action. I was able to load the pattern file by following your instructions, however I am having problems loading the ATN file. I do as you say, open Windows, then select Actions, however there doesn't seem to be a button to select at the top left of the actions tab. Reading across from left to right, it goes 1. a tick symbol (toggle item on/off) 2. I cant work out what the symbol is but it says toggle dialog on/off 3. a description of the action.

I am using photoshop cc 2014.

I'm probably making a typical newbie mistake, but if you can help me it would be great as I'm keen to have a go at your action.

Thanks reply
mihai
mihai
8:30 AM Monday, June 22, 2015
Hello!
I don't get the download link...it keeps telling me
Welcome Mihai Florin
Thanks for logging in!

You may now proceed with downloading all the free downloadable resources on our website.
But no link...no download

Thank you! reply
PSDDude
8:33 AM Monday, June 22, 2015
First time you login you have to click again on the download link to start downloading. If you were already login the download would have start automatically. reply
munucool
munucool
2:18 AM Thursday, June 25, 2015
Good one reply
Claudia Del Nero
Claudia Del Nero
1:44 AM Monday, June 29, 2015
Hi,

it doesn't work for me...maybe because i use photoshop CC 2015?

thank you!
reply
Aymen
Aymen
1:45 AM Monday, June 29, 2015
Hi. its PS CC version 14.0x32 I was trying.. but its not working PLEASE HELP! reply
PSDDude
1:47 AM Monday, June 29, 2015
This action was not tested for PS CC version. But from your print-screen I see a message for you to do some steps in order to resume play. This is not an error message. reply
Sandia
Sandia
2:48 AM Sunday, July 12, 2015
can I use this with pse . I have the pat file loaded and the atn in actions but pse will not give me the option to run it. I know with other actions I use an atn. and a png. file. thanx in advance reply
PSDDude
3:08 AM Sunday, July 12, 2015
This action was not tested for Photoshop Elements but it is not different from other actions. So if you say that you played successfully other actions in PSE I don't know why this won't work! reply
Irina
Irina
1:46 AM Monday, July 13, 2015
Why it get like this? reply
PSDDude
1:48 AM Monday, July 13, 2015
The action was not tested for Photoshop CS6 Extended. Plus I don't understand the error message because you have the Photoshop Russian version.
Did you uploaded the PAT file before playing the action? reply
loran
loran
2:14 AM Friday, July 17, 2015
I am using photoshop cc5 and i am getting the no pixels selected and my opacity and flow are set at 100 reply
ekhoo
ekhoo
3:53 AM Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Hello folks. Just spent about 30 minutes to figure everything out. Sharing my experience.

1) Registering and logging in via Facebook - from my experience, logging in via Facebook gave me a problem where I could not click on the download and it got me into an infinite loop where I logged in, clicked to download the zip which took me back to the login page. Was using Firefox.
2) So I decided to register not using Facebook. Got the activation email and viola, I could download the zip. Used Internet Explorer for this so I can't say for certain if it was a Facebook or a Firefox issue.
3) You have to load BOTH .pat and .atn files for this to work. If you load only the .atn file, you will have the 'make' errors. You will also get squiggly lines without the fragmentation. They shortcut I use is to right click on the .atn file and select 'Open with Photoshop CSx'. Repeat for the .pat file.
4) I've tried this on both CS4 and CS6. It works on both. The difference I got was that CS4 will have an error on the round brush not being found but you can ignore it. So, I think we can assume safely that it will work on CS5 and maybe Elements too.
5) And finally, the fragments WILL NOT be arranged neatly as the output picture shows. What I did was to select each layer and move them to where I wanted them. I hid some of the layers that did not work for the picture. I haven't tried aligning all the layers automatically but I just thought of it. :)

Hope this helps. Great action! I have to say it's one of the coolest I've ever used. I'm going to play with it some more.
reply
PSDDude
10:55 AM Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thank you very much for your feedback. I hope will help other users. Also I will use this information to improve our users experience, even though it is hard to make something work on so many browsers, Photoshop versions, etc :) reply
Sharif Khan
Sharif Khan
9:16 AM Thursday, July 23, 2015
Its really awesome.
Very useful action.
reply
Guille
Guille
1:38 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
It is a very nice action. Congratulations to the creator. reply
Destin
Destin
1:38 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
Dude, you have so MUCH patience.... ; )) Keep repeating the same thing over and over...
People, If you don't know how to use a pc nor Photoshop, please don't try... and return to Paint.
It's like: _It doesnt wooork! Screen is Black!!
-Well, switch on your pc.
_Ah ok...
Kind. Of.
T H I N K! LISTEN! READ!
Gosssh!!! reply
Destin
Destin
1:38 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
+, you don't understand The PSD-Dude doesn't speak Russian neither French??
TRANSLATE in English before sending!!
GOSHHHH! reply
PSDDude
1:46 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
There are a couple of reasons why I have so mach patience :
1. because my actions are not tested for all Photoshop versions so the errors are real - sometimes I can fix them ...
2. because some of my readers are Photoshop newbies and I want to help them learn.

But of course you are also right, it will be better for some of them to read the instructions, to test the action, to load all the files and make a little effort before saying that it doesn't work :)

Thank you for your comment and support! reply
annab
annab
3:30 AM Thursday, August 27, 2015
I have photoshop CC, and im just able to load the atn not the pat. he is there in the window of choices to download but not in bold, like I cannot click on it... do you know why or how I can fix that? I would like to teach that to my students! Its really nice, but doesn't work for me. reply
sandia
sandia
10:10 AM Friday, September 25, 2015
Will this work with pse10? thanx reply
PSDDude
10:11 AM Friday, September 25, 2015
I really don't know. it was not tested for PSE10 reply
Vee
Vee
1:59 AM Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Hello there!

Thank you ever so much for this action, I really appreciate it! But sadly, I also just can't get it to work. I'm working in PS CS6 and also keep getting the error message that no pixels are selected. This occurs at the first stop when the action runs.

I really will appreciate hearing from you!
One again, thank you very much!

Regards
Vee reply
PSDDude
2:01 AM Tuesday, November 17, 2015
You have to "Paint over the area that you want to disintegrate and resume play!" otherwise you will receive the "No pixels were selected" error message. reply
Lora
Lora
5:48 AM Tuesday, November 17, 2015
For me the "Dispersion Photoshop action" works great, I am really pleased with the result :) thank you! reply
iPG Media
iPG Media
2:52 AM Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Works just fine. Good job! Thanks!
reply
Motion is beauty
Motion is beauty
2:51 AM Friday, December 04, 2015
is there a way to control the direction of the dispersion? it just seems to randomize and go everywhere. I've messed around with the different options but it still has the exact same outcome. am I missing something or is there a step for the control of the particles I'm not following? reply
PSDDude
2:56 AM Friday, December 04, 2015
There is only one direction for the particles dispersion. But you have all the layers intact so you can select all of them or just a few and move them to the right, left, up or down. reply
vonnie
vonnie
1:10 AM Sunday, January 10, 2016
Such a great action, thanks a lot from Holland! reply
Joe
Joe
2:59 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Make sure you have the pattern (scatter) that came w/ the download..... loaded into photoshop as well..as the action. Was getting the error...."make is not available". Once I loaded the pattern into my patterns library...everything worked. Thanks...this is pretty cool. reply
ArcanumPhotography
ArcanumPhotography
3:24 AM Monday, March 28, 2016
By the way - works great with Ps CC and RAW/Tiff files of 300dpi and large file sizes. Thank you, this action saves me so much time, and looks awesome! reply
Jamie Martino
Jamie Martino
2:26 AM Thursday, March 31, 2016
Very cool action! Thank you for sharing! reply
Faraz
Faraz
3:02 AM Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Thanks for sharing :) reply
Amanda
Amanda
6:34 AM Sunday, August 28, 2016
I am having so much fun with this action!

I have Photoshop CC and was getting the "MARK" error until I realized that I hadn't loaded the .PAT. If your having trouble with your photo doing the scattered look that you had hoped for make sure to go to "Edit, Presets, Preset Manager" There you can load the .PAT file.

I spent a lot of time reorganizing the dispersion of each layer. It would be nice to have the Action option of the scatter going in a specific direction, but I'm not complaining with a FREE Action. Thank you so much for making my job just a little bit easier! I will be coming back to this website and finding more actions! Thanks again! reply
ej
ej
1:27 AM Monday, November 21, 2016
Absolutely correct! I was having trouble with the error messages as well. You have to open up both .ATN and .PAT files. PERFECT!! thank you so much reply
marty
marty
3:39 AM Friday, February 24, 2017
guys if you are getting the warning "no pixels were selected" in Photoshop & the move error, make sure you double click to load the scatter.pat file in the zip file.
Works a treat on CS6 , unreal work mate!

cheers
marty reply

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