My BA is in Graphic Design and even then I avoided photoshop as much as possible. But now there is no way around it, so with the help of CDIA I'm going in. It's truly unreal what's possible with that program. Below is an example (attempt) of basic masking, blending modes and a bit of "clean up".
this is the final image
these are the 2 images that were used to create the final
more on photoshop soon!