Here is the original image.
Here are my depth map and final layers.
And this is the final image. I really enjoyed learning this technique. I kind of followed the video and then used the brush in a few spots to try and smooth some things out. Reflecting on this process, I might’ve chosen to divide up the background a little differently but I feel like it was a pretty successful first attempt. I don’t think the use of a gradient fill was appropriate for this particular image, but overall it ended up okay. I also appreciated kind of getting to use alpha channels again and reinforce that.