I've finally invested in Photoshop Elements 6 and I'm a happy bunny! Not only did I invest I also did a photocourse on friday with Peter at Living Images. I totally recommend doing something similar if you want to move your photography skills on.
The following 3 photos are an example what can be done. The first image is under exposed especially considering it was taken on over cast day.
I'm bumped up the brightness to produce this high-key image and used dodge and burn for the eyes. Ialso used a clone stamp and healing stamp to remove the cold sore.