I still have the old Photo Draw 2000 software from Microsoft, and love it. I have since purchased Photoshop Elements, but have yet to use it.
Try something different or creative with any of you art or photos. My favorite effect is to use the “cut out” by color, then change the search mode from global to local and make sure the “put in new picture” is checked. Do this effect in various areas of the selected picture and when finished, select to fill from the format tab. There I selected the gradient fill for the colors but you can replace it with a photo, texture or all one color. It will only fill in the areas of the sketch that you clicked to cut out, which is the effect I wished to achieve. I then used “Designer Effects” from the Effects tab to enhance the color and contrast to my taste. I finished by layering the enhanced picture over a dark purple background color that had to be created from the default picture after the picture setup was changed from landscape to portrait.
Anyone else out there fool around with their photos or art like this?