That's always been my problem with image editing programs: I'm always afraid to experiment. I'm always so amazed with the amazing pictures I see on Flickr..but I never bother trying to figure out how they do it on my own. I think I'm going to really start trying to get better. I really am.
just a side note: I plan on shooting my "Self Portrait Thursday" picture today.. when I wake up.. to show everyone what I'll be wearing today -- nothing big, nothing bad.