Since my picture with full beard seemed quite unsettling for some, I figured I better tell the ones that had to make appointments at their psychiatrists that it really was only a quick photoshop edit.For this portrait, I took a picture of myself and then found a suitable picture that showed my husband's beard (he didn't seem to be very happy about me stealing his beard) to copy over to myself. I outlined his beard area with the mask tool, and made sure to feather the edge a bit. I then copied it over to myself. There, I had to size and rotate it. Then, with the eraser brush, I clipped those parts of the beard that didn't work and added some more beard where I needed it with the clone brush. Finally, I adjusted the colour and lightness of the pasted beard with sliders. That's it.
Oh, and btw, here's the song you should listen to while you are working on your next "bearded" selfie: Monty Python- Lumberjack Song. Enjoy!