The video tutorials are okay. Easy to follow since all you have to do is replay them. Once you remember how do it, you can move on to creativity. It greats easier to get the results you want.
Digital Backgrounds | Digital Backdrops
I did change a Bird to look like its swimming by changing...
Easy, There's layering, multiple windows of same image, Cropping and putting together, importing two images into one and go from there. You can always check the resolution (image size) from Image >> image size *useful when trying to crop it exactly.
On the contrary, those pictures don't necessary need 'high-tech' equipment. My view on this is that a Picture was taken of Drake and place in front of a photoshop background.
The background probably started out as an image. The type of blur used is most likely motion blur. Smoothing and polish...
Shows some useful tips on rendering, filtering, blurring, layering of Digital Photos<<
Photoshop Element Tutorials
I spent 2 days on it.
I wasn't able to do what i intended, but I polished some picture art as i like to call it...
The first time I seen this, I thought it was fake. Then I thought this was really cool and really interesting.
To give credit: i found it on How to Make a Photo Look Like a Painting | eHow.com
Anyways, the second time I tried it, I make my house into a painting.
You make multiple layers of...
I kind of lost what you mean, do you mean slanting the text as in making it diagonal such as rotating it?
There's also making a straight vertical line. Add text. Fit the text onto line to make it read differently.