I traced out the design in the woodwork of the source image, made a star liek pattern from the pieces, then duplicated the pattern and changed it to various matching shades....adjusting opacity levels...
step 2 of 10
I copied the first pattern and added a little bit of a wave to it, then lowered the opacity...
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I copied the pattern again, and blurred it with a radial blur, then layered the three paterns on top of each other over a black background.
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the black background (should have been first step, sorry)
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I borrowed this image from *Sinned-angel-stock url: http://sinned-angel-stock.deviantart.com/art/Prophet-s-stare-78052682.....
I masked out the background and enlarged her...
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I copied the first image of the female, and added the "cutout" feature, then layered it over the first.
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I copied the female again, added gaussian blur, and layered over both....
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I saved a copy of the original star design from the wood patterm reduced the size, filled with 50% gray, and added an outer glow and 90 degree drop shadow (placed over forehead)
step 9 of 10
I used the blue part of the woman's shawl to cut out some points which i sheared, adjusted opacity, and added and outer/inner glow and inner shadow to.
step 10 of 10
i added another layer on top, filled with black, and created a lens flare, then i rotated the layer on a slight angle, dragged the flare down to her eye, and layered on "difference".