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Step 25- The model
Place the model at the image and select all with the magic wand tool or the lasso tool
Step 26 – Layer mask
After you have the selection create a layer mask and instantly you will have only the model without the background
Step 27 – Gas Mask
Repeat the process before to cut the gas mask, press ctrl+ T to change the size of the mask to fit the model.
Step 28 - Helmet
Pick the same color of the helmet pressing ctrl+ I and then in a new layer paint over the star and reflections of the helmet.
Step 29 - Radioactive
In the model’s weapon paint with a brush a radioactive symbol, use layer in overlay mode.
Duplicate the symbol and put it in the model’s shoulder change the layer mode to divide.
Step 30 - Bullets
Add some bullets repeat the process you did with the mask and duplicate the layer ( ctrl+J) to have 2 bullets.
Step 31 – Dirt
Create a new layer and with a chalmy brush paint over the model’s skin with a dark brown tone to create dirt. Go to the brush menu and click the option shape dynamics, use size jitter in 10% and Angle jitter in 82% Also use the spacing in 90%
You are ready to paint.
Step 32 - Suit
Change the tone to a gray tone and paint in the model’s suit . Use the same configuration of the brush
Step 33 – Blood and Cuts
Create some cuts and blood in the model, to do this pick a soft round brush with 3px or 2px and paint.
Step 34 - Shadow
Make the shadow of the model in a new layer with a soft round black brush use 150px size and 50% of opacity
Step 35 - Light
Paint with a soft round brush over the model’s suit.
Then reduce the opacity of the layer to 80% and change the mode to color dodge
Step 36 - Ground
Repeat that process on the ground near the model, to make the effect that the ground is reflecting the light from the fire of the scene. Use a orange tone and layer mode in color dodge also the opacity can be 40%
Step 37 – City Strokes
With a soft round orange brush (2px size) make strokes over the top of the buildings to create lighting
Step 38 – Model Light
With the same orange tone paint over the model to create the lighting, you can also add some Gaussian blur(Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur) to give a softer look, add 15% of radius in the Gaussian Blur
Step 39 – Radioactive Sign
Place the radioactive sign and select the sign and add a layer mask to hide the rest. Press Ctrl+T to change the size