In this video walkthrough, watch as Dean Samed shows you all the steps it took to create his cyberpunk girl photo manipulation. This a behemoth of an image,e so be sure that you have 40 minutes to watch the full process.
In the video, you will not only hear the thoughts running through Samed's head as he edited the image, but also see the piece come together at the same time. Dean starts off making some selections with his trusty Pen Tool skills, creating some nice paths that will be used later in the image. From there, the techniques used start to become more advanced, so you may need to watch this a few more times. Image walkthroughs like this are amazing not just to see how an artist created their work, but also new techniques and details that you might not use in your own work. When I first started using Photoshop, I scoured YouTube channels looking for videos like these. So, it is handy that we have artists like Samed giving away their whole process for us to learn.