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Add a drop shadow effect to the vines (right click the vines layer and choose Blending Options).
Duplicate the vines layer (Ctrl + J) and rotate it a little. Turn off the drop shadow effect (click on the eye next to “Effects”) and place this over the existing vine to create a bit more variety.
Now that we are done placing our main elements let’s ad some nice FX and miscellaneous items.
Create a new layer and create a white cloud above the book using one of the cloud brushes.
Open the file “Rainbow” and copy/paste the rainbow in our scene. Change the blending mode to Linear Dodge and use a layer mask to hide the hard edges. Lower the Opacity to 44%.
Create a new layer and fill it with black (Shift + F5). Go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare and choose 105 mm Prime. Chang the layer blending mode to screen and use a layer mask to hide the very bright effects.
Open the file “Snow Texture” and copy all (Ctrl + A and Ctrl + C). Paste into our scene and change the blending mode to Screen. Lower the Opacity to 17% and use a layer mask to hide most of the middle snowflakes.
Open the file “Glam”. Select all and copy paste in our scene. Change the blending mode to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 47%. Use a layer mask again to hide most of the middle layer.
Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create a long and fairly thin rectangle. Fill the selection with white and rotate it as shown below. Deselect everything (Ctrl + D) and apply a 2px Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur).
Change the blending mode of the white rectangle layer to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 11%. Duplicate this layer a couple of times (Ctrl + J) and move each duplicate in a slightly different position to the right or to the left.
Create a new layer and choose the standard round soft brush. Lower the size to 2px and opacity to 30%. Paint some white outlines in the places indicated below. Double click the layer and add an outer glow effect.
Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. With the standard round soft brush at 30% opacity an 400px size click once or twice in the middle of the scene. By doing this we will put the focus on the middle of the scene.