THe smudging helps getting a render blending into the background, though I think at BreathinFire it shouldve helped if you did some tricks with blendingstyles (overlay and stuff) Anyway nice tut, nice outcome (from you too breath )
man the outcome is nice!! I had to try it but since I used a dark render, I think I should have done many things some other way. I'd also like to know how you made the first smudging look like that with those settings. You smudged little by little? I might give it another shot later, since my outcome isnt so great .