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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light, decrease opacity to 50%.
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Step 48

If colors are too flat – let’s fix it. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut) with Color/Balance settings. Set it as is shown.
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Step 49

Let’s put “background_59” stock. Change blending mode to Screen.
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By using big soft round brush, mask unnecessary parts of stock (see thumbnail). Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and draw where you want to remove things.
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Click on layer thumbnail. Next, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as is shown.
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Step 50

Great! Now you should strengthen shadows on swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 300 px. Draw with #00040d (dark blue) color on swirly thing’s shadow.
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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.
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Step 51

Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, around 30px size, #00060f color and set its opacity to 50%. Draw some strokes on smaller shadowed parts of swirl.
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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light. It will enhance shadows and lights.
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Step 52

Now we’ll make more darker things. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 300 px. Draw with #00040d (dark blue) color aside from swirl.
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Decrease opacity to 10%. Change blending mode to Soft light.
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Step 53

We’ll play with colors. Set in your color picker: #4ab4a8 and #01040d colors. Add new adjustment layer with Gradient map and set it as is shown. Change blending mode of this layer to Color dodge. Decrease its opacity to around 25%.
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Step 54

Duplicate created layer. Drag it and drop on “New layer” symbol. Change blending mode of duplicated layer to Soft light.
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Step 55

Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown.
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Step 56

Now you’ll make blurred particles. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose brush tool. Set soft round brush and use around 8 px size. Go to brush presets (right side, three brushes icon). Click on “Brush Tip Size” and set Spacing around 1000%.
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Then, set “Shape dynamics” as shown.
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Next, set “Scattering” as shown.
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Set also “Color dynamics”.
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With prepared brushes, you can draw some particles, as is shown. Play with brush size and colors. I used colors from #fff to #1cc3b9 and sizes from 8px to even 20px.
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Then, use blur tool (Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur) and set it to around 3-4px.
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Step 57

You can repeat step 56 on new layer for deeper effect. Use wider spectrum of colors.
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Step 58

Next, You will take care of light source. Our eyes are focusing on light source – so show it. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick sharpen tool. Set its size to around 300 px and strenght around 61%. Use tool on light source.
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For better effect, use on this layer another soft round brush (set its size to 30 px and its opacity to 50%). Draw lights on trees and characters.
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Step 59

Add new adjustment layer with Selective color (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown (neutrals and black).

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