As part of the PhotoShop intro, we did some experiments with the basic use of layers and selections in order to be able to manipulate our chosen image. In addition to that I have learned how to set up a grid to help me with the layout composition. I have followed the requirements from the work sheet step by step and once I set up the layers, I have started to experiment with different layer effects and changing the opacity. Furthermore I opened a new document and used my original photograph which had been taken with PhotoBooth. For my second experiment I have used the elliptical selection tool and tried to create a more artistic self portrait from my original image by using a variety of layer effects. The effective outcome in the second image was that i had used resized elliptical and circular shapes which I overlapped for better effect. Overall I am very pleased with the final outcome as I have learned new skills and techniques in PhotoShop, which I am confidant now to use further in my assignments.