And, if needed apply the clouds effect a several times to achieve the desired randomly “clouded” effect.
6. Reduce the opacity of the layer to semi-visible.
7. Press Ctrl+T for free transform, and then right mouse click and “Scew”. Drag the left corner of the clouds layer, as shown on the illustration below:
Press “Enter” when you are done, then Ctrl + D to deselect the layer.
8. Duplicate the clouds layer. Select the upper layer and go to Edit >> Transform >> Flip Horizontal.
9. Select the girl’s layer from layers panel and drag it to the top, so that it would be your utmost upper layer.
Remember to remove the parts where layers turn to be on top of one another.
Paste the layer unto your composition, so that the circles in the water will be “around” the girls or your main figure.
11. Using the Eraser Tool, remove the lower part of the girl’s layer, so create the illusion as if she is really sitting inside the water and the water circles are “from” her.
12. Set lake’s layer blending options to Luminosity.
13. Drag the Layers of the clouds on top of the water later and using eraser tool with soft edge (100px) remove the sharp parts, so that only the “steaming” clouds will remain, no edges.
14. Now to the hard bit – creating the plasma cycles.
Make a new layer (this is important) and place it on top of all the others.
15 Using the Elliptical Marquee tool, draw and ellipse. While the ellipse on the new layer is selected, Right-mouse-click and choose “stroke”. Apply the settlings below for the stroke effect:
16. Press Ctrl + T to free transform, and then right-mouse-click >> Prospective. Try to distort the round layer you have to it would look like the line is surrounding or flowing around the girl.
17. Using the Eraser tool with big soft edge, remove the “farther” part of the round, behind her head, like this:
18. While this layer is selected, go to Layer >> Layer styles >> Outter glow and apply the following glow settlings: