For this composite image, I wanted to get a bit of a darker, grungier picture of the woman in the mask. The easiest way for me to do this was to use Perfect Photo Suite 8. Their Perfect Effects allows you to apply a variety of pre-formatted effects to an image. For this image, I combined the bleach bypass, grunge, and HDR effects. This gave me a grittier photograph to work with in Photoshop. I could have done the same thing in Camera Raw, but it would have taken me longer to adjust the sliders to get the look.
Once in Photoshop, I decided to use an image of bokeh lights as a kind of texture. I had opened the picture of the masked woman first, but decided that I needed to move the bokeh lights beneath the Perfect Effects layer. I changed the blending option to screen. Once I did that, I added a layer mask to the bokeh lights. I then selected the gradient tool. I chose the radial gradient. I made sure that I used a foreground to transparent gradient. I then applied the radial gradient to the areas around the masked woman’s face, hair, hand, and feather in the woman’s hair. Her eyes were a light gray shade, but I wanted them to stand out a bit more. I created a new layer chose a small brush set to overlay then lowered the opacity and flow of the brush. I picked a subtle green shade. I painted over the iris of her eyes to make her eyes stand out a bit more. Finally, I copied the image of the masked woman. I applied a high pass filter at very low level to sharpen the image just a bit more to make the bokeh lights look softer. I then changed that layers blending option to soft light.