Juxtaposing your portrait into famous artwork
Select a painting from the list of the top 100 famous paintings. You may find the image on the Internet if you can find a large file, or scan artworks from Art reference books. Use digital cameras to take photos of yourself in a way complementing the artwork. Students must use filters, tools and blending options to juxtapose themselves seamlessly into the artwork.
Before taking photographs, it is critical to know what painting you are going to be working with to try to match the pose and lighting.
Experiment with various filters to achieve a similar "brush stroke" to the original image.
If you need quick visual references or a place to get ideas, the following Internet sites are helpful. (www.artchive.com or www.artcyclopedia.com)
This is a great resource for altering color in Photoshop. Of course, you will still need to apply filters to make your face look like it was supposed to be there.