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In this step I do a bit retouch for background. Create a new layer on the top. Use soft brush with color #373939 and paint on some parts of sky. I vary opacity of brush as shown below:
Change the mode to Multipy 80%:
Make a new layer ( Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N) and I use brush with color #9f9e99. Painting on the left side of sky and some parts of background to brighten them. Set the mode of this layer to Soft light 100%:
To darken another parts of sky I use brush and color #373939. On a new layer, use this brush and paint on sky center. Put the mode as Multipy 50%:
Open explosion stock. Use Move Tool to drag it into our canvas. Press Cmd/Ctrl+T to scale it down and transform it as shown below:
Change the mode to Screen 100% and add layer mask for this layer. Use soft black brush to remove the rough edges and the part within this explosion:
Name this layer as "burning circle".
I use a layer with Clipping Mask to brighten this circle. Take soft brush with color #fda25c. Painting around this circle and change the mode to Hard Light 100%:
On circle layer, use Lasso Tool to make a selection on the left side of it. Press Cmd/Ctrl+C to copy it. Make a new layer on the top. Press Cmd/Ctrl+V to paste copied part into it. Apply Flip Horizontal and move to the right. Use layer mask to remove rough edges:
I want to make glowing light for this circle. Create 3 new layers under this circle. On each layer I use brush with color #fda25c painting on different parts outside it and put the mode to Soft light and Overlay with different opacities.
In this step we will make the light coming up from circle. Duplicate this circle layer. Move under layer to the top:
Go to Filter-Blur-Motion Blur:
Duplicate this layer and use Move Tool to move two these layers up. Name them as "light 1", "light 2":
You can erase any parts you don't like on layer mask of these light layers.
On burning circle layer, use Lasso Tool to make a selection with feather=15 as shown below then copy it ( Cmd/Ctrl+C):
Make a new layer on the top. Press Cmd/Ctrl+V to paste copied part onto this new layer ( as we did in step 7).