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Step 36

Let’s enchance lights on dark monk. Add new layer r (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, 1px size, #92e8e6 color. Draw light strokes on his clothes and on smoke. Use Blur tool if you need more gently effect.
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Decrease opacity of this layer to 50%.
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Step 37

Place to your file “Background_61”. Transform it as is shown. Change its blending mode to Screen.
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Step 38

Mask “Background_61” with soft round brush as is shown. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and use big, soft round brush.
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Step 39

Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. It will change colors of this stock image to colors like are on magical swirl.
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Step 40

Add new adjustment layer with Brightness/Contrast (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”.
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Step 41

Let’s light up swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #06aa99 color. Draw rounded stroke.
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Use blur on this layer – go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as shown. It will make effect more diffused.
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Then, change blending mode and opacity of this layer to Vivid light, 55%.
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Step 42

Now you’ll create more lights :). Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #0ab8a4 color. Decrease opacity of brush to around 50%. Draw rounded, smaller stroke.
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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.
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Step 43

Now you’ll draw glow around. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #91f5ef color. Decrease opacity of brush to around 70%. Draw rounded, smaller stroke.
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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.
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Step 44

It’s not necessary, but it will stylish your image to more cartoonish look. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut) and choose soft round brush. Set its size to 1px. Use #1ac7b6 color and draw outlines of image. You can use tip from step 36.
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Step 45

I would like to do more visable shadows on characters on our image. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round, dark-gray (#3c3c3c) brush, around 20px, with 45% opacity. Draw shadows behind shield, next to the sword (on the clothes), below hair strands and on robe of monk. Just follow light source and everyghing will be okay.
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Now change blending mode to Multiply – this is the best mode to make shadows. Decrease opacity of this layer to around 55%.
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Step 46

Now you should add more color to swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 200 px. Draw with #6be0d2 (light blue) color on swirly thing.
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Change blending mode and opacity – Overlay, opacity around 50% (here I used 47%).
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Step 47

Mark light from monk’s wand. Add new layer. Choose big, soft round brush (around 400px). Use light-blue (#6adfd1) color and draw big dot on wand’s edge.

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