In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop and have fun creating a faceless man with a window to his soooouuuul! We’ll use some simple photo manipulation techniques to digitally cut away the face and tidy up the edges, then we’ll place a vibrant cosmic space image inside the head and finish it all off with some refinements, lighting effects and a complementary quote to produce a surreal piece of artwork.

How To Create a Surreal Hollow Face Portrait in Photoshop

The artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial is based on the Joseph Campbell quote “All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you”. We’re going to depict it quite literally with a man with no face, showing a beautiful galactic scene inside his hollow head!

Begin by opening a portrait photo in Adobe Photoshop. I’m using this great Creative Commons image from Daniel Zedda. Double click the Background layer to convert it into a normal unlocked layer.

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18 Comments

  1. Very superb effective photo shop portrait.I saw this type of hollow face in english movie. I love to try this in my own face. Hope it will working well. Thanks for share this good-looking tutorial.

  2. Hi, As a newbie Graphic Designer . Honestly, I want to say that, I’m really impressed by your tutorial, Chris!. Bookmarked for better experience!

  3. Great effect and tutorial, I have one kind request..could you please make the video tutorial for this? really appropriate if you could.. thanks

  4. Nice effect and tutorial. Like wayan said, a video would be great too. I really like your tutorials, thank you!

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