This was more of an experiment into creating a smoky image effect in photoshop. The background was made in hexagon then rendered in Vue. For the bat i used a standard stock image. I desaturated the bat, used a soft eraser brush to blend in some of the harsh edges on the picture left from cutting it out then placed it onto a new layer and set the opacity to 70% and set the blending mode to screen.
I also added some smoke with a brush pack I downloaded but before that, I added some smoke by just using the brush tool for its wings.
I made another new layer, set its opacity to about 70% and then use the soft eraser brush to blend the smoke in with the bat and background layer.
Finally I made yet another new layer, filled it with a light blue then set its blending mode to overlay and dropped the opacity to around 30%