Step 5 Now we need to add a bit of softness to that grainy skin. Duplicate the headshot layer, go to Filters > Gaussian Blur and apply a 4.7 blur to the new layer, then drop it’s opacity to 51%. You may need to do some selective masking to retain sharpness in some areas, like the sunglasses.

Step 6 Create three new layers. In the first two new layers, select the Brush tool with a hard-edged brush and add some scribbles to the back portion of the model’s head. Switch to the third layer, and with the Polygonal Lasso tool, round off and fill any flat areas where the photo was cut off.

Step 7 Create a new layer, and set the Blending Mode to Multiply. Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool and click to outline the lip area, ignoring the teeth. Then fill the selected area with a hot pink to really add a splash of colour to the face.