Transform a photo with hand-drawn effects in Photoshop

Make sure your images are striking, not blurred -- this Photoshop tutorial show a quick way to transform a photo.

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09. Now go Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation, reduce the Saturation to -100. Then select Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast. Set the Brightness to 4 and the Contrast to 94. Select Image > Adjustments > Invert.

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10. Again, select Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All. Use a soft, black brush to delete the face and hands, but leave the hair, eyes and eyebrows. Use this image for reference.

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11. Now we’ll tackle the background. For this, you can use your own custom pen brush, or download the brush I used for free from http://tinyurl.com/7qu5cx (although once you’ve downloaded it, remember that this brush can’t be used for commercial work without the creator’s permission). Use this brush to paint a scratchy, impressionistic rectangle onto a new layer, placed behind all the other layers.

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