Explore the art of representing one's self in the digital age and create your own self-portrait using Photoshop. Emphasis is divided between the technical processes, while creating a unique portrait that reflects your individual voice and personality. Learn cropping and composition, how to select different aspects in a photo, and create layers to transform the selections using filters, gradients, and patterns. Take home your printed large-scale self-portrait at the end of the semester. Students may have their photo taken on the first day of class, or bring a photo to be scanned; i.e. a class photo, or photo of yourself with plain background.