How to create Spatter / Scatter / Dispersion Effect using Adobe Photoshop CS6 - Tutorial
Duplicate the Background layer pressing CTRL J two times.
Select Layer 1, make Layer 1 copy invisible.
Select Lasso Tool and make a selection. Fill the area with the selection pressing Shift F5 and select Content - Aware.
Press CTRL D for deselect.
Make Layer 1 copy visible and select it.
Select Quick Selection Tool and make a selection of the area you want for dispersion.
Press CTRL J to create a layer ( Layer 2 ) with the selection.
Make Layer 1 copy invisible and make a copy of Layer 2( Layer 2 copy).
Select Layer 2
Go to Filter - Liquify, select a big brush and brush in the direction you want for dispersion.
Create a layer mask for Layer 2 and fill it with black, you can use Paint Bucket Tool
Create a layer mask for Layer 2 copy.
Select a brush ( the brush will give the form of your dispersion ) and brush the layer mask for Layer 2 and Layer 2 copy.
For Layer 2 mask, because is filled with black you should have as foreground color white, and for Layer 2 copy mask you should have black as foreground color, you can invert the colors pressing X.
Uploaded: May 10, 2016