Add another dimension

8 Next, make a new layer and label it “Diagonal Lines”. Using the Polygonal selection tool, create diagonal lines going from the middle of the left edge to the middle of the top edge. Then, with the Brush tool, paint inside using the same technique as you did on the girl, using pink and yellow.

9 Create a new layer and label it “Stars, Wires”. Next, choose Layer>LayerStyle >OuterGlow. Set the Blend mode to Colour Dodge, the Opacity to 100 per cent, noise to 0 per cent, and use a solid pink colour (#F19AC2). Ensure that Technique is set to Softer, Spread to 0, and Size to 18.

10 Choose a default soft edge circle Brush with the Airbrush turned on at or around size 12. Click randomly all over the background to create a galaxy of stars. Try clicking and holding to utilise the Airbrush feature and create a larger star.

11 Using the same brush, make long strokes across the girl’s body, working from the bottom left to the top right to create the wires/lines. Repeat this process until you have dozens. You could change the size of the brush to produce a thicker wire.

12 Create a new layer named “Wires Behind”. Select the Outline path, click Load Path as a Selection and then Select>Inverse. Use the technique used in step 11 to make the wires again, only this time you should make them behind the subject. This adds dimension to the image.

13 Open Design.tif from the support files, Select All and then Copy. Paste this into the main image and rotate it to fit accurately into the curve of her arm. Move to her chest, and set the Layer to Screen.

14 Duplicate this Layer before choosing Edit>Transform>FlipHorizontal. Move the Layer to her left-hand side so that it aligns correctly with the first and, finally, set this layer to Screen.

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