Originally Posted by dillonturman
I would like to know how to add the colouring, skin texture and overall editing like this photo.
Wouldn't we all?
Please detail how to make great skin texure, as I already know how to smooth it down.
In other words, what you're doing now is destroying texture. Before you start, that's something you might want to stop.
As far as the colours go, are they just radial bursts set to color? or what?
The answers to all your questions are all over this site. Search dodge and burn, D & B, skin smoothing, smooth skin, skin retouching etc.
That will give you enough material to occupy you for a while.
Search split frequency and that will give you a whole pile more things to study. Then look for some of the raw images that some photographers here have generously made available, and practice for five years or so.
And if you have a particular problem that you encounter in the course of working things out for yourself, you'll find many offers of assistance.