This is an example ‘break apart’ layered image of an album cover, using various images I have located on the web. It uses blending, blurring, masking, and layering. Although I did not strictly follow the path I am laying out here, it is always best to build up an image from bottom to top. This is not exactly a ‘tutorial’ per say, but more of an ‘analyze the image’ and how it was built situation. Tutorials make you dependant on them in my opinion, and I prefer to look at other peoples work and break it apart in my mind, so I hope this can help you get started on that path. At some point, it will become elementary as to what another artist did to build that ‘awesome image’.