Step 6 Add more vibrance to the design by adding layers of colour on top – I used four: red, green, brown and orange. For every colour layer, experiment with different opacities and blending modes. In this design I opted for a brownish hue to best fit with the African theme.

Step 7 To highlight the light effects much more, increase the contrast in some places. Next, add clouds by going to Filter > Render > Clouds. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Overlay, again by going to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options. Around the design you can add all kinds of small particle and star effects.

Step 8 Use the Sharpen tool (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen) to clarify the design in specific places, like the eyes of the model, the elephant and the tiger. Then check if more can be done using the brightness, contrast and colour options, found in Image > Adjustments. In this case I decreased the colour using Vibrance. 

Kevin Roodhurst

Who: Dutch 19-year-old Kevin Roodhorst is studying graphic design in Amsterdam, with hopes of moving on to an advertising agency or into the world of freelancing when finished. Kevin likes to experiment with different graphic effects on photographed subjects and in particular using Cinema 4D to make 3D objects, light effects and renders. 
Software: Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Time to complete: 8-9 hours