The other day Sandra (Mad Snapper) sent me a link to a you tube video that showed how to make masks in photoshop elements. Of course I had to play around. I would share the link to the video but I apparently deleted the email and don't have the ambition to go hunt down the video.
I started out by making the mask and it looked like this
I dug in the archives for a suitable picture and after applying the mask and some textures I got this.
Then I had to do some more playing. Here I have the before and after. First is the picture straight off the camera with no adjustments at all followed by my altered version.
I just love playing around with pictures. Amazing how many different looks you can get from one shot.