Up to now I've been using the iPhoto program to adjust contrast and saturation and color balance but the Elements programs also includes some very cool effects.
Just look at the differences between these photographs of an unknown plant in a pot that caught my eye in the garden shop. I was drawn to the shapes of the leaves, the veining and the curly part in the centre but the photograph didn't really look like much even with cropping and increased contrast.
But when I added something called paint daubs it turned into something quite different. The pink showed up a lot more.
Then when I added a holga lens effect it changed into something you might find in the Amazon jungle.