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How to Create an Awesome Fiery Grim Reaper by Combining Images

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Open the file “Glitter”. Copy and paste the image into our scene and don’t forget to transform it into a Smart Object. Place it as I did below.

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Change the blending mode of the “Glitter” layer to Color Dodge. Add a layer mask and hide the glitter/sparks until you have something like the image below.

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Duplicate the “Glitter” layer and place it on the wooden part of the scythe. If needed further hide unwanted parts in the layer mask.

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Open the file “Texture”. Copy and paste into our scene and convert to smart object.

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Change the blending mode of the “Texture” layer to Multiply. Add a layer mask and hide the texture outside the death figure body.

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Create new layer and with the chalk brush paint some orange color (#8c1a12) into the cracks.

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Double click the painted layer you just created and use the settings shown below.

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Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. With a soft brush at 10% Opacity paint with white over the cracks in order to make them brighter.

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Create another layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Choose # 5e0600 as foreground color and with the same soft round brush at 20% Opacity paint over the cracks again in order to make them look hot.

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Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Color Dodge. Choose # ff1100 as foreground color and paint again over the cracks with the soft brush to add a powerful glow.

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Group all the crack layers together (the texture and the following painted layers). Duplicate the group and move it over the head of the death figure. Resize it a bit. Add a layer mask to show the cracks only on the head area.

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Group all the groups and layers that we created until now related to the death figure.

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Create a new layer (or two) and import the bird brush. Create two groups of black birds in the scene.

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Open the file “Cross”. Copy and the paste the cross into our scene. Convert it to smart object and position it as shown below.

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Create a Curves Adjustment layer and clip it to the cross layer. Drag the curve down to darken. Group the Curves and the cross layer together and name the group “Cross”.

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Duplicate the “Cross” group and using the free transform resize and place it as shown below.

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Open the file “House”. Make a selection of the house. Copy and paste the house in our scene. Convert the house to smart object and place as shown below. Lower the opacity to 60%.

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Create a new layer and using a yellow color (#f5dd16) and paint some light on the indicated window of the house. Group the house and the light layer together.

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Create a new layer and using the smoke brush create some smoke over the house and the crosses.

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With the flame brushes you imported earlier and a dark orange color (#b45c24) paint some flames in the areas indicated below.

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Open the file “Dead Tree”. Copy and paste the tree into our scene and convert it to a smart object. Place it all the way to the left side of the scene so only a few branches are visible.

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