So, I'm kind of teaching myself how to use Photoshop Elements, and I have to admit that I'm really, really enjoying it. I went a little nuts the other day and downloaded a load of brushes, maybe a little too many, but I couldn't help myself - some of them are so awesome. I never knew that you could manipulate a photo so much!
I also apologize to anyone who recognizes their Photoshop brushes in this picture - I downloaded so many off DA, that I lost track of which one belonged to whom. I am more than happy to give credit where it belongs, so just let me know and I'll edit this deviation and add your link.
The original photo is here [link]
and after a couple of hours of just playing around with some of the features in Photoshop, this is what I ended up with.
Yeah, it's a LOT cheesy, and nothing fantastic. But I'm pretty proud of what I managed to accomplish, considering I only got my first computer a few years ago, and Photoshop only last year.