Matched the lighting on the ship to the source image using curves adjustment layers and a hue/saturation adjustment layer.
step 3 of 10
I added motion blur to the ship using a radial blur set to zoom mode. I placed the center of the zoom effect to the far left of the ship, to get the motion blur going in the right direction everywhere. I actually extended the canvas about 30% to the left to be able to place the effect far enough to the left. After I applied the effect, I reduced the canvas to its original size.
step 4 of 10
I removed the original reflections on the platform and added the reflection of the ship. I also did some retouching on the benches and the information boards.
step 5 of 10
I removed the girl on the right, to make the station look abandoned.
step 6 of 10
Painted in three layers of smoke: behind the (bulb of) ship, between the ship and the platform and between the platform and the foreground benches. I used custom brushes to paint the smoke.
step 7 of 10
Using curves adjustment layers I added lighting and shadowing to the smoke.
step 8 of 10
I isolated the sparks from their background using channels and placed them into the main composition. I set the layer blending options to a white color overlay and added an orange outer glow. Then I masked out any unwanted sparks.