This tutorial will show you how art fragmentation of photos can be done using Photoshop.
Glimpse of the Photo effect
Take the photo of your choice and open it in Photoshop. (Source of the below image: Flickr)
This effect is best suited for close-up photographs. So, choose an appropriate photo.
If needed, crop the image in the desired size. For this, make the selection and go to Image > Crop.
The cropped photo is shown below:
Let us now modify the contrast of the photo. For doing that, duplicate the layer.
Change the layer mode to Overlay on the new layer.
The image looks similar to what is shown below.
Now duplicate the new layer again and change the mode of the layer to Screen.
We shall now merge all the layers together using Layer > Merge Visible.
A single merged layer is now seen.
Apply Image > Adjustments > Levels and modify the presets of the layer.
Select Custom preset and in the RGB channel, change the preset.
Repeat this step again, but this time with Red Channel.
Again go to Image > Adjustments > Levels. Now we will adjust the Levels with the Blue Channel selected.
Duplicate (Ctrl+J) this layer.
To apply blur effect to this layer, Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur
Increase the blur radius to the desired pixels from the current radius.
Select this layer and change the layer style to Multiply.
Pick the Rectangular Marquee Tool and make a selection similar to the one shown below.
Hit the Delete button to clear the area selected using the Marquee tool.
To remove the selection hit Ctrl + D
The final step is to apply Stroke layer effect. To do this go to Layer > Layer Style > Stroke.
We will create a frame by setting the below attributes to the layer.
You can use these tools to create different fragmented effects. Experiment as you please!