"After Thoughts" break down

This image was created as a portfolio build with Blue Whale Studios.

Final Image

The Original image

The Original image

Stock Images used

Smoke used on her cigarette 

Background image used to replace the grey to white gradient background

Fog image used as an overlay to add a little foreground smoke, and help sell the illusion she is really smoking.

The hand used on the wall. I put a saturation & Hue layer with a "clipping mask" on this layer to make it red. Set the layer to "Colorize"

Blood splat that is on the pillow.

Blood drops at the bottom of the hand prints on the wall.

And for a final touch I added a lipstick stain on the shirt to add to the mystery of the photo.