Fin­ish­ing touches

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The il­lus­tra­tion is pretty much done at this point. All that’s left to do is add some fil­ters to give the im­age the right fin­ish­ing ef­fects. First I du­pli­cate the lay­ers, then merge them. This way I end up with one layer to which I can add ef­fects later. I also du­pli­cate that layer and add Gaus­sian Blur to it with a ra­dius of about seven pix­els (Fil­ter>Blur> Gaus­sian Blur). I also change the layer mode to Lighten, so it cre­ates a slight glow ef­fect around the im­age, then erase the parts where I don’t want to have this ef­fect. I also add Smart Sharpen (Fil­ter> Sharpen> Smart Sharpen), noise (Fil­ter> Noise>Add Noise) and move Green chan­nel (Ctrl+4) slightly to the right (click Ctrl+2 to see the RGB chan­nel).

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