One of my favorite features of photoshop is the "masks". Imagine if you had an image of a family you loved all but one person. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just cut their face out and paste another image you liked better of that person behind? That is something you can do with a mask. Also ever wondered how people make those cheesy shots where everything is in b/w except, say a red rose? You can also do this with a mask. There are so many things you can do with it....I love it. This was one of my afternoon projects today. Love you Kathy. Your family is beautiful.