Applying the final touches
This is one of the most enjoyable parts of the painting: adjusting elements to make the image really pop. I use Color Balance and Levels to tweak colour and mood, and I try to push the twilight atmosphere. I also like to use Adjustment Layers above my canvas during the final tuning stage. I add some noise with a very low Opacity, to give the picture a paper-like appearance. Finally, I play with High Pass/Sharpen and Motion/ Zoom/Radial Blur for the moving parts and to better separate the fore, middle and backgrounds. See you on the battlefields (or Valhalla), warriors – Odin owns you all!