Here are a few more samples from the Photoshop Editing: Frame-Ups and Special Effects class on which I've been working.
Lesson 3 - Vintage, Hand-Tinted Look with a frame
Project #2 (which are additional fun assignments using what we've learnt) - Frame + Brush + Hand Tint - the little stars are the brush and I hand tinted Silas' eyes and cheeks. I need to practice this alot more.
Lesson 4 - with which I struggled for 2 days! - Clipping Masks
Day 5 - Textures - I used brown paper, film and subtle grunge textures on this.
I think it's starting to sink in! I'm getting comfortable with the commands and steps in the process, which is a huge help when I didn't have a clue where to start. Back to Day 6 - something new again. I'll show you later :))