Lesson 10, Custom Moon Brush examines how to take a photograph, in this case the moon, and use it to create a brush. Here you see how to select and create a brush from a single photographic image that can be used in your images and photographs.
Lesson 11, Creative Framing instructs you how to create a frame from another image. In this case it is made from the image of a wooden wall and in fact forms the frame that is scene on the image from the front cover.
As with all of Lawson's videos, I found Artistic Portraits In Photoshop, incredibly easy to follow along with and it will have you working with these new techniques from the first lessons. What I like in these videos is the fact that you are not shown just techniques, but rather given complete projects to work with. When you are done you will have a sense of real accomplishment.
What also works is that you first get a very short lesson on the base fundamentals of Photoshop and then on working with brushes. Then you get right into complete projects that you can accomplish with the basic skills. Thorough you are given additional skills that increase your abilities as your confidence grows.
Artistic Portraits In Photoshop is available from Susi Lawson Photography for $80.00 plus shipping and handling. You can also check out her other videos as well. Best of all, the previous three other videos; "The Fine Art of Photoshop", "Portrait Magic," and "Photoshop Magic" are available at a special bundled price.
If you are still not sure, what I suggest is that you check out Lawson's gallery over at Susi Lawson Fine Art Photography. My guess is that before long you will find yourself wanting to see how she does it. I very highly recommend Artistic Portraits in Photoshop.