Step 3 I then drew an eyebrow with a pencil crayon (doing it by hand gives a softer, more realistic look). This was scanned in, copied and flipped horizontally for the other eyebrow. With the Elliptical Marquee tool (M), I added small solid white circles over the eyes to make them pop. These sit on their own layer above the portrait’s layer.
Step 4 Hair can be tricky. I often collage photographs of hair and create the desired shape myself using layers. As mentioned earlier, I want the result to appear lifelike and to have some sense of movement if possible. Therefore I’m not too concerned about the quality or resolution of the images I use; the result just needs to create a sense of depth and softness. Above you can see how I built up the hair from elements scanned into layers with different opacity levels.
Step 5 When I was happy, I selected the hair layers and did Layers > Merge Layers. I gave the result an extra colour dimension: I chose a blue, applied as a Linear Burn at 100% opacity over the original hair. This effect was used elsewhere to add depth and a hint of colour.