This material originally appeared in an MT Story Discussion thread for strip 897 , posted on Aug 25, 2006, and written by hikaru99.
The starting point is a panel from MT strip 897 , colored by Ampersand.
Here's my go at it. Feel free to comment and ask questions.
To create the basic light rays:
For the glowy effect, try experimenting with the layer opacity and modes: Screen, Hard Light and Overlay. This is a trial-and-error process, so no hard rules in going about it.
Extra tip (OT): To "bend" the shadows, consider the wrap tool (Photoshop only) or the Displacement filter.
And the result of this work is ...