Step 12

Add a mask to this group and use a soft black brush to erase some areas on the face and neck to make the effect appear more natural.

Step 13

Open the fish 2 image and use the Quick Selection Tool (W) to select the fin and add to the top right of the model head (from the viewer). Convert this layer to a Smart Object and use Ctrl+T with the Warp mode to rotate and tweak the fin as shown below:
Add a mask to this layer to blend the fin with the head.

Step 14

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask to make the fin sharper and more clearly.

Step 15

Duplicate this layer and move it to another side of the head. Flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) and refine the mask if needed.

Step 16

Make a group for these fin layers and add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate the fins:

Step 17

Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones settings:
Add a Curves adjustment layer and reduce the lightness:

Step 18

Come back to fish 2 image and use the Lasso Tool (L) to select the top of the fish’s body to add to the top middle of the model. Use Ctrl+T with the Warp mode to rotate and bend this part as the screenshot below shows:
Add a mask to this layer to remove the hard edges on both sides, leaving the fish part visible mostly on the forehead.

Step 19

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) and bring the Saturation values down to – 92:
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones settings:
Add a Curves adjustment layer to darken both sides of this fish part. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to erase the middle to keep its lightness.

Step 20

Open the fish 3 image and take the fin on its back to add to the right of the model’s head (from the viewer) and place it below the fish 1 ‘s fin one. Use Ctrl+T with the Warp mode to rotate and tweak this part as shown below:
Add a mask to this layer to blend this part with the face.

Step 21

Duplicate this layer and flip horizontally. Move it to  another side of the face and refine the mask to make it look a bit different from the first one.

Step 22

Create a group for these fin layers and add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group. Alter the Master settings:
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones values:
Create a Curves adjustment  to darken the fins. On this layer mask, paint on some details  on the fins to reveal the lightness there.

Step 23

Open the fish 4 image and use the Quick Selection Tool to select the upper fin on the left side of the fish to add to the model ‘s forehead. Use Ctrl+T with the Warp mode to bend this part a bit.
Duplicate this layer and flip it horizontally and move it to another side of the forehead.

Step 24

Duplicate this layer and  place it onto the left eye of the model (from the viewer). Use Ctrl+T with the Warp mode to resize it to be smaller and tweak it to fit the form of the eye.
Duplicate this layer and flip horizontally and move it to another eye. Use Ctrl+T with the Warp mode to change the form of this part to be a bit different from the first one.
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