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How to create Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect is an effect which is created in Adobe Photoshop but we will learn to create it in Adobe Illustrator.

So In today’s tutorial you will learn to create Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Before starting the tutorial, you need to select an image on which you want to create the Dispersion Effect.

After selecting the image, launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.

Now follow the steps:

Step 1

Go to File in the Menu Bar and select Place. Now browse the image which you have selected for the Dispersion Effect and click on Place to add the image to the artboard.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the image and click on Image Trace button in the Properties Panel. Select Default.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

The image will get traced into Black and White Logo. Now we will open the Image Trace Panel to edit the image trace result.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the Image Trace Panel, set the Mode to Color and Palette to Full Tone.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the image and click on Expand button in the Properties Panel to convert the tracing object into paths.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After expanding the tracing result, Ungroup them.

Step 3

Now select the Lasso Tool from the Tool Panel and with help of this tool delete the background.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the small part of  right side of the image. (See the image below)

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After selecting the right side, click on the Horizontal Align Right in the Align Panel.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now press Ctrl + A and Group all the shapes.

Step 4

Zoom out the screen and select Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel. Draw a rectangle and fill it with black and white gradient.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the rectangle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Pixelate and select Mezzotint.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In Mezzotint dialogue box, select Coarse Dots and then click OK.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Again select the rectangle and click on Object in the Menu Bar and click on Expand Appearance.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After expanding the appearance, click on Image Trace button and select Black and White Logo.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now click on Expand button in the Properties Panel.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After clicking on Expand, Ungroup them and delete the background.

Now after deleting the background, select the shapes and Release the Compound Path.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

After Releasing the Compound Path, delete all the white shapes. Then again Make the Compound Path.

After that, select all the shapes and Flip them Horizontally.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now change the fill color to White and place this rectangle on the image and increase the size of the rectangle to cover the image.

You can also use the Direct Selection Tool to cover the image with the rectangle.

After covering the image with the rectangle, press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes.

Now create Clipping Mask and your Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Don’t restrict the effects of Photoshop in that software only; tries them in Adobe Illustrator also.

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