Hi all, I went out yesterday but it was such a grey day that the photos were pretty dull. I decided to play with one and see if I could create a mood. the picture was of the frozen lake by my house. Converted it to B&W and did a curves boost to enhance the black and white. I then created a duplicate layer in Paint Shop Pro X2 and applied the sandstone filter. Played with the tranparency until I got it just right, merged the layers down. I then added the birds with the picture tube tool (now that was a learning curve figuring out how to make picture tubes!). Anyway as a first attempt I'm okay with it but would love some C&C to help me grow.