Hi, I'm looking for help figuring out how to recreate this picture using a live model. More specifically, how to create the the magical effect (the swirls, sparkles, different colors of light) in Photoshop. I plan on shooting the model against a black background, but I have no clue how to go about doing the fantasy editing so any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I would look at creating some basic swirls with the pen tool. Then download some "Glitter" or "Sparkle" brushes. Play around with the brush dynamics (such as colour jitter, density, simulated pressure etc). Then apply the brush as a "Stroke" to the path created with your pen.
Give me a little time and I will post a slightly more detailed description if you need it.
Thanks so much guys, I'll try those suggestions!! If you wouldn't mind, Fredfish, more details would be greatly appreciated as I can get lost sometimes when following tutorials. I tried playing around with the brush dynamics before, but could not get it to look like the pictures. It looked clumpy & didn't have that pretty glow, if that makes sense