I recently completed this cover for the Bmore Citypaper. The art director really wanted to incorporate photographs into my hand-lettering, something I haven't really done in the past! But I was very happy to experiment and figure out a solution. For this - I printed the photos he provided and photocopied them several times over, to reduce the quality of the image. I then scanned my copies back into the computer, and placed them in my illustration. I'm sure there is some way to get this effect in Photoshop, but I really wanted to get it authentically.