Here's a step-by-step process of how I put together my latest painting~
Some of you asked for more specifics since the last time so I tried my best to explain all of that. But really, the only way it'll make sense is if you do it yourself. ^~
::done on Adobe Photoshop CS3:: (though many of these options exist in earlier versions as well. If you don't have a Layer Mask button, it's not TOO big a deal; it just means you can undo actions without actually going back in your History.
As always I HOPE THIS HELPS~