How to Break an Egg in Photoshop

How to Break an Egg in Photoshop

How to Break an Egg in Photoshop

Be sure that you have active some marquee tool. It could be any of kind, for example Rectangular marquee tool. Then drag and drop your selection with mouse or use arrows to position it.

Tip: When you want to move something (for example selection) and you would prefer to leave it in axis of original position, while dragging a thing hold shift so it will be draggable only in several ways. If you want to move selection with arrows on your keyboard, hold shift to move a thing by 10px.

So move this selection down, pick a color #735441 (it is just for sample, we will try to fix the tones later) and fill the selection by clicking [Shift] + [F5].


Step 27

Now we will blur it a bit and play with blending options. We could actually just use curves and color balance, but this is the way I’ve learned to looking for different variations.

Duplicate the layer of our shadow and make one of these layers invisible for now.


Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur and input the value of about 70px. Remember- this setting could not be good for your image- it only works when your picture is similar in size to mine- just try to check that your effect is like this one below:


I see that the good effect gives me layer that has blending mode on Difference and opacity lowered down to 75%.

Place this layer at the bottom of order (so just below our original one) and make a copy of it again. Now you are copying the layer that is blurred (The original one stays on top untouched). Change opacity of newly created layer to 20% and leave Difference blending mode as it is. Now go to Edit > Transform > Scale and change the height a little (50-70% should be fine).

This is my result:


The last layer (original) will just add a small detail that is almost invisible. We’re going to scale it down (really hard 25%/25%) and blur softly. Radius of 23px in Gaussian blur filter is ok. Change layer to Multiply with 25% opacity. This is how it looks like, but try to play it with your own settings. We will fix tones later.


Step 28

And here we have egg created purely in Photoshop. So now we will go in the other way- we are going to destroy it.

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12 comments on “How to Break an Egg in Photoshop”

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I managed to do something really nice by modifying it a bit :)
    I need more ! :D

  2. Nice work. I did find the initial coloring and clipping mask steps could have used some screen shots of the layers palette. I find this makes it a little easier to follow along.
    Otherwise, very cool effect.

  3. thank you so much! it is people like you who make it possible for the rest of us to learn and grow! I can't thank you enough!

  4. Loved the tutorial! I'm an ass.. I read it all!! :D
    This tut taught me a lot of things at the same time it also made me recall the tricks I used to use but forgot with the time passing..Kudos. \m/
    Sir Masiej Kwas.. Respect to you...

    Also, I was looking for some kinda tut which could teach me the way to turn a red apple into a golden one, or can say an apple covered with shiny golden foil.. If you can gimme a link of such a tut, if it's already on internet, or post a tut on that, that would be really cool and generous of you guys..

    Appreciate the hard work done by people behind this website.. :)

  5. Wow! This is by far the most amazing photoshop tutorial I have seen. I realy mean it. Looking forward to trying it out sometimes. - Respect!

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