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.
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.