I've been playing around with distressing photos in Photoshop. I found a great little tutorial here: http://www.promotinggroup.com/design-tips/distressed-effect-photoshop/
Here is my first effort. The image is a painting by Alfred Stevens. I uploaded it original size, so you can grab it for yourself, a freebie from me to you. I'll be doing more of this distressing. So much fun!