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25 Best Photoshop Dispersion Effects to Disintegrate Photos in Style

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Want to create stunning effects in your photographs? One way to do this is with Photoshop dispersion effects from Envato Elements.

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25 Best Photoshop Dispersion Effects

1. Cosmic Photo Effects Photoshop Action (ATN)

This disintegration photo effect will bring the stars and galaxies to your designs. Don't worry if you don't understand how to dissolve in Photoshop—it's as easy as brushing over your photo, choosing an effect direction, and playing the action.

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2. Vanquish Photoshop Action (ATN)

This picture disintegration effect will turn your images into magical designs. With our premium photo effects, you don't need to worry about learning how to apply dispersion effects in Photoshop—they're easy to use and have detailed instructions. 

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3. Energy Animation Photo Effects Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

This Energy Animation Photoshop action is a stunning photo effect ready for you to use. This product is very useful for graphic designers and photography lovers. The main outstanding feature of this effect is its quality. 

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4. Sparkle Photoshop Action  (ATN)

Look how cool this Sparkle Photoshop Action is. If you're looking for Photoshop actions for portraits, this will bring out the best of your shots with a little sparkle. Also, all of our premium Photoshop actions are easy to use and come with detailed instructions. 

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5. Firestorm Smoke Effect Photoshop (ABR, ATN)

Use this striking image dispersion effect to attract attention to your photographs and designs. Firestorm Smoke Effect Photoshop is very easy to use—you simply brush over your photo where you want to start the firestorm, choose an effect direction, and play the action.  

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6. Cloud Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, TXT)

Ever wanted to have a cloud image dispersion effect in your designs? With our premium effect, you can have it now. This is one of our best Photoshop actions and is very easy to use. 

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7. Magic Dust Sparkle Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

A dispersion effect Photoshop action for those who love a fantasy touch in their designs. Don't be stressed if you don't know how to dissolve in Photoshop—Magic Dust Sparkle Photoshop Action comes with detailed instructions, and it's as easy as brushing over your photo where you want to create the magic dust and playing the action. 

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8. Energy Smoke Effect Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

This dispersion effect in Photoshop is especially useful if you like editing sports photography. Look at how the player stands out with this dispersion effect. Energy Smoke Effect Photoshop Action is easy to use—you just need to fill in your subject with a color, and then play the action.

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9. Storm Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

Use this striking dispersion effect in Photoshop to bring your designs to life and catch everyone's attention. This photo filter allows you to create a storm effect in various colors around your subjects, and it's easy and ready to use.

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10. Rise Particle Effects Photoshop Action (ATN)

Create designs fit for superheroes with Rise Particle Effects Photoshop Action. Among our Photoshop actions for portraits, we recommend this because it will give your shot a nice effect. You know how easy our photo filters are to use. Simply fill in your subject with a color and play the action.

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11. Feathers Photoshop Dispersion Effect (ABR, ATN)

Help your photos take flight with Feathers Photoshop Dispersion Effect. Best used in human photography, this picture disintegration effect will disperse subjects into vivid bursts of feathers. They’ll add a special look to fashion photographs and portraits alike. Ten color presets are included to help you tune and refine each image. 

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12. Liquify Dispersion Effect in Photoshop (ATN)

Liquify Dispersion Effect in Photoshop will grab the attention of the viewer. This action will give your subjects a liquid effect that is hard to miss. The focal points dissolve into water-like splashes for an edgy look. This Photoshop action is very easy to use—you just need to brush over the area where you want to apply the liquid effect and play it.

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13. Elementum Particle Effects (ATN)

Capture the energy of a ticker-tape parade with Elementum Particle Effects. Split images into wild flashes of confetti that lend a feeling of speed to any shot. The illusion of motion in this pixelated Photoshop action is complemented by an array of color and graphic options that can be applied with a single click.

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14. 3D Dispersion Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT)

Unlike flatter effects, this 3D Photoshop filter delivers an incredible sense of involvement in every image. The bold, multi-dimensional elements resemble gemstones flying towards the viewer. These dispersion photography effects are optimized for sports and action shots and really help amplify the action!

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15. Dispersion 2 Photo Effects Photoshop Action (ATN)

Dispersion 2 is an amazingly rich and robust effect to transform everyday action shots into works of art. Style your images in the tradition of movie posters and video-game covers with flashy, ethereal graphics. The color palette in this dispersion photography effect automatically optimizes to match the focal point of your photo. 

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16. Ashes n Embers Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

Turn mundane grayscale images into red-hot wonders with Ashes n Embers, a volcanic dispersion photography effect. Fiery graphics dramatically offset binary black and white images and create unforgettable photographs. Boost the explosive style even more by trying out the included color presets. 

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17. Quadrum: Pixels Breaking Photoshop Action  (ATN)

True to its name, this pixelated Photoshop action breaks images down into individual pixels for a grainy, modern feel. Depending on the intensity of application, you can pixelate the full image or just the periphery of your subjects. The end result is abstract and captures the grunge style in every frame.

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18. Blossoms Photo Effects Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

Blossoms is a picture disintegration effect that turns people into petals. Aimed at action photographs, this action creates explosive bursts of color. To alter the effect, adjust the color styling of your image in advance and then try applying the effect to bring out new and unforgettable looks.

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19. Sand Dust / Powder Explosion Photoshop Action  (ABR, ATN)

Sand, dirt, and dust—these natural elements simulate stillness and the passage of time. But when stirred into motion by their human subjects, they bring about thoughts of power and speed, momentum and disruption. This dramatic contrast is boldly captured in this photo effect, best suited to images with strong contrast and fluid motion. 

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20. Bubblum: Bubble Generator Photoshop Action (ATN)

Made for quirky and eclectic snapshots, Bubblum is one of the best Photoshop filters for a moisture effect similar to water droplets. Abstract and yet vivid, this action strikes the perfect balance of documentary and art. Unlike many of the portrait examples we’ve explored, this effect is great for auto and fashion photography. 

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21. Dark Wave Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT)

We offer you this effect from our collection of Photoshop actions for portraits. This effect will give your images a unique and distinctive touch. Our premium dispersion effect Photoshop actions come with instructions, so you don't have to worry. 

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22. Ashen Decay Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT)

Ashen Decay brings an apocalyptic burning style to your collection of Photoshop filters. Subjects dissolve into fire, smoke, and particles. Use this one for music or movie projects, or apply it as a Photoshop action for portraits for a spectacularly unconventional look.

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23. Sandstorm/Smoke Effect Photoshop Action (ATN)

Sandstorm/Smoke Effect Photoshop Action is one of the best techniques to bring dispersion to your photos. No finer example exists than this professional disintegration photo effect offering four unique dust dispersions. Easily customize the colors and directions to craft new grit and glamor in each and every photo. And best of all, you won’t even have to clean dust off your lens! 

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24. RainStorm 2 Photoshop Action (ATN)

Falling rain adds an intimate dimension to any photograph, but it can be difficult or impossible to capture naturally. Not to worry; with this rainy Photoshop filter, you can instantly apply downpours to every one of your images. In just a few clicks, foggy rain will disperse and overlay your subjects. The stormy fog of the falling rain is often the difference between good and great images. Take advantage of that here.

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25. Tornado Dispersion Effect in Photoshop Action (PSD)

Tornadum Dispersion Effect in Photoshop Action adds a particle and smoke effect Photoshop to your photos. The result is a gritty, intimate shot with a vortex of dispersion color effects for pictures. Again, color changes are all-important to instantly alter the mood of your photo.

Choose Your Favorite Particle Effects

Now that you know just where to find the best Photoshop dispersion effects when you need them, head to Envato Elements and download your favorites today. 

And if you want to discover how to create your own dispersion actions, check out this video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:

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