That was the second day of this ride, and the smoky swirls are created with a Photoshop filter called “Plastic Wrap”. It can be found in the “Artistic” tab within the “Filter” tab.
Before you do anything with filters on an image, you should duplicate the layer you are working on. That way you can use the eraser to bring details back up to the top if you need to. In this case, the eyeball/soul spot/cherry toe on the shoes got covered up a bit by the smoky plastic wrap and I needed to erase through the top layer to show it again.
Enjoy today’s change of shoes, I will see you back here tommorrow for the tricks that made it pop.