Enhancing and Masking Your Marvel Disintegration Effect

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques movie, Deke resumes the horrifying disintegration of our unsuspecting superhero a la Avengers: Infinity War.

If you recall, last week’s exclusive movie left our model in complete obliteration:

Hero's face completely shattered in Photohsop

But, what cinematic good is a fine obliteration if you don’t see the horror donning across the victim’s face? So, this week, Deke applies a mask so that the eyes and mouth can continue to convey our hero’s surprised torment at the realization of his ashen demise.

Masking away part of the disintegraion effect

If you’re a member of Lynda.com or LinkedIn Learning, then Deke’s got a final exclusive movie in which he turns the ashes a true ashy color and blurs the background to enhance the final chaos.

The final Marvel effect

Deke’s Techniques, reducing your imagination to ash (temporarily, we’ll be back next week!)

Next entry:Jogging Your Creative Memory with the Note tool

Previous entry:The Marvel Disintegration Effect in Photoshop


  • There seems to be something wrong with the Marvel Disintegration Effect DTs. I’ve tried playing them on multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) on three different platforms (Windows 7 PC, macOS 10.13, and iPhone iOS 11.3.1) with no success on any. Previous DTs to these last two play as expected.
  • It’s working for me today in Chrome from this site.
  • Colleen, no — sorry to say. It seems very strange. It’s just the two Marvel Disintegration Effect episodes that choke up. All the other episodes I try play as expected on both Safari 11.1.1 and Chrome 66.0.3359.181 running on macOS 10.13.5. I can’t explain it. I may have to bite the bullet and join LinkedIn Learning.
  • The video object on this page just continuously presents the buffering spinner.

    this comment has attachments awaiting moderation

Share your feedback, work, homages, questions, wisecracks, advice, critiques, riffs, derision (within reason), frustrations, and love of all things graphical. Log in (or register) to lend your voice.