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Switch back to illustrator, create a new document and paste the mask there.
Trace the mask using the Trace command. Choose the Hand Drawn Sketch preset from the tracing presets. By default your trace should look like this.
Paste the mask trace in the main file. And place it behind the model.
Color is too dark, let's apply a different color using the Layer Styles box.
We are going to trace yet another image. This time drag and drop the image into Illustrator. Select the image and apply Hand Drawn Sketch preset to it. When finished Take the trace into Photoshop.
Paste in the main file.
Place it below the model layer. Well it looks nice and organic and the background is coming alive. let's move on!
Bring in the Umbrella image into the design. Place it below all the other layers. This image has a nice retro look and will complement our design.
I selected a portion that I want to use.
Mask out the umbrella with the selection.
Change the layer blend mode to Linear Light to make it more cheerful.
Create a new layer below the model layer and make another selection using the Lasso Tool. Fill the selection with #fe7163.
Draw a triangle shape with the Pen Tool.
Apply a 1 pixel stroke to it using the Layer Styles box.
Reduce the Fill opacity to zero because all we need is a triangle outline.
Draw some random shape below the triangle. Use the Pen Tool or Lasso Tool whatever you like.
Ctrl + click on the triangle's vector mask.
Invert the selection (Ctrl + Shift + I). Hit delete. And it looks good.
Create another shape following the same method as above. Create a circle shape layer using the Ellipse Tool.
Reduce the fill opacity to zero.
Make the circle a half circle by deleting one of the anchor points. Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the anchor point.
Create another random colored shape below the half circle. Just as before Load selection from the shape layer, invert it and deleted the excess area.
Once again back to Illustrator. Select the Rectangle Tool and Draw a bar. Open the Transform Palette. Menu > Window > Transform. Skew the bar by 60 degrees by entering value in the Skew field.
Duplicate the bar and stack them. Apply different colors to them.
Paste the shape in Photoshop. Place it above the model layer. Press Ctrl + T and rotate to match the angle of the stripes of the umbrella.
Change the layer blend mode to Overlay.
Switch back to Illustrator. Draw a similar path using the Pencil Tool (or Pen Tool). Open up the Artistic_Ink palette. Select the path and apply a brush stroke to it.
Bring into Photoshop. Place it behind the model and adjust the rotation.
Apply Color Overlay.
We are heading to Illustrator for one last time. Create some swirls using the Pen Tool.
Once you have drawn the swirls, select each individually and apply art brush to them one at a time.
Draw circle with the Ellipse Tool. Apply art brush to it. Change the stroke width if it is thick.