What you will need:
Photo Editubg Program (I used Fireworks)
Gifts for you other half - Because they were nice enough to let you use their photo
Before I start, you will probably have to change the following items base on your photo size and coloring:
Opacity - is the transparency of your object
Tip Size - how big
Stroke - is the type of brush (round, square or so forth)
Step 1: Changing the Eyes
First, I started by changing the eyes to black. To do this, I used the brush feature with the color black at a 50% opacity. This way I could control the amount of black by opacity in order to leave the edges of the eye slighty more gray than black. While coloring in the eye, I decided to leave the white spot in the eye. This way it looked like there may be something left of the human inside but on the verge of a zombie. Also, I did have to change the tip size of the brush to get into the crevious of the eye. Then I colored in the other eye the same way.
To get some red under the eyes, I used the pencil function at 20% opacity. I ended up running the pencil under the eye twice.
Don't forget that Control Z (undo) is your best friend when it doesn't look quite right!
Step 2: Changing Skin Color
Step 3: Adding a Fresh Scar
If you don't have this feature, you can do it with varying the brush color. Start darker in the middle and then change your color as you go out towards your lighter areas or opposite if thats easier for you.
Step 4: Highlighting Eyes and Lips
Step 5: Add a Few More...
I decided that one scar/bruise wouldn't be enough. So I added more to the other side of the face, nose, forehead, arm and chest with the burn tool.