This person made a really cool graphical art, and I'd like to know what they did in order to achieve the effects and outcome of this image! If you think you have an idea on everything that was done and can explain it to me, please let me know!
AFAIK, this is not so much "plugins 'n' tricks," but actual artists painting them in many kinds of software, including PS, 3D software, etc. Like magazines for Photoshop, one of the magazines for those styles is ImagineFX
Hmmmm... That's strange. Clicking on the image makes the background go black, which on this forum, usually means that it is a PNG with transparency. Sure enough, saving the image to a local drive and opening it in Photoshop showed that to be the case. A suspicious person might think that the OP created the image and that we are being spammed.