02. Duplicate the Spy layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J) and go to Filter > Noise > Dust & Scratches. Set the radius to 10 pixels and the threshold to 0. This filter gives the image a smooth, slightly stylized feel and is great for creating illustration styles.


03. Next, select Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights. Set the Shadow values as follows: Amount – 100%; Tonal Width – 0; Radius – 0 pixels. For the Highlights, select the following values: Amount – 0%; Tonal Width – 0; Radius – 0 pixels. In Adjustments, set Color Correction to 100, and Midtone contrast to 11. This will bump up the shadows and reduce the image’s highlights.


04. Go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All. Then, using the Brush tool, select a small and soft brush set to 0% hardness. Then choose black and paint over the areas you want to erase. Paint over the hair, eyes, eyebrow and lips.



05. Duplicate the layer you have just masked and change the blend mode to Multiply. Then select Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Set the Hue to 1, the Saturation to –75 and Lightness to 55.



06. Now duplicate the first photo layer – the one without any filters or modification – and select Filter > Others > High Pass. Set the Radius to 5 pixels, and change the blend mode to Hard Light.


07. Go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All. Then, again using a soft black brush set to 0% hardness, paint the areas you want to hide – in this case, all the skin, except the hair, eyes, lips and eyebrow.


08. Duplicate the original photo and go to Filter > Stylize > Glowing Edges. Set the Edge Width to 4, the Edge Brightness to 9, and Smoothness to 3.