How to illustrate an Ironman-style holographic interface

hologram sci-fi lady

Using Screen, Soft Light and Overlay layer modes, and with the correct lighting of the surroundings, you can easily create non-solid looking holograms.

Painting holograms, or any other kind of translucent, luminous effect, is easy using Photoshop. The method 
I use is simply painting the hologram in a layer, then setting the layer mode to Screen.

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