Masked the helicopter. Notice the blades are made opaque, I copied the rotors before lowering the opacity of them.
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Applied some motion blur to the copies of the blades. Added more blur disk with brush and smudge tool.
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Masked in the pilot.
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Colorized the copter by extracting the part to change with the pen tool. Changed this layers Hue/Sat for the color.
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Before masking the climber I traced with, a brush, the rope and shadows onto a separate layer. Then with layer mask, blended the climber into scene.
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Added some different graphics to the helicopter. Used text and made the flag with pen tool and a filled background.
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Once I got the composition like I wanted it I saved as JPEG. Then reopened this picture and Used the Filter>Stylize>Find Edges on it. This was brought back into my color render, this layer's blend is at multiply.
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The canvas size of background was increased and filled with sample of it's contents. Smudge, Clone Stamp and Patch Tool used for blending.