Step 1

Open a photo you would like to edit. Or, you may use the photo used in this tutorial (from iStockPhoto).

Make sure that the image is in RGB color mode. To switch to RGB color mode, click on RGB Color under the Image> Mode menu.

Image from iStockPhoto.com


Step 2

Duplicate the current layer (Layer> Duplicate Layer or Ctrl+J).

Layer Duplicated


Step 3

Select the top layer and apply a Median filter (Filter> Noise> Median). In the Median filter tool, use a Radius that will blur most of the detail without losing the shape of the objects.

Photoshop Median Filter