Public domain photo of Pierrot in the mid-nineteenth century that was altered with the Photoshop paintbrush, then the Perfect Exposure plug-in (dehaze effect), then the Topaz DeJPEG plug-in, then the Topaz DeNoise plug-in, then DxO Optics Pro (HDR, luminance, and chrominance adjustments), then the Photoshop paintbrush (base image), then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (crush blacks adjustment and the vignette effect), then the Topaz Impression plug-in (custom chalk and charcoal preset type 8), then the Photoshop paintbrush, then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (whiten teeth and crush blacks adjustments and dodging; charcoal image), then the Topaz Clarity plug-in on the base image (contrast boost edgy effect; edgy base image), and then the edgy base image was overlaid and merged with the charcoal image. Public domain image by Nadar courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Open Access program.

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