When one looks at the steps taken to complete this image they are extremely simple. The complexity comes in the constant testing of image overlays and blending modes and/or moving layers above or below each other to create different looks.
In this Photoshop tutorial Andrei Tallent shows how he put together Toward the Dark. Watch as this piece is built up using multiple images of the same model, lots of images of fabric and debris at different blend modes and opacities.
In this Photoshop tutorial we take a look at a piece by Katie Watersell called The Girl Who Cried Wolf. The amount of shading and hand painting that went into this piece is amazing. Follow along as this image comes together element by element.