"I don't know if it changed somewhere along the way. I found with versions of Elements 8 and prior, any colour revealed and no paint hid a layer. The books talked about white and black but I could never get that to work until I…"
Yes it is taken me forever and I see your point. The organizing part is the most confusing of photography. I must get this under control. I want to thank you for your advice, with the holidays here, I know I'll be taken a lot of photos.
Thanks for your comment on my Blue Veil photo. The woman you know who looks like her...you should photograph! Melissa was/is a beautiful girl, her eyes in particular tell so many stories, she was fantastic to photograph.
As for the CRA background, yep, I'm aware of that, I'm credited on it as well. Same with another background on that page ...scroll down a little further to #55...Kayla...my Edmonton muse, shes on the CRA background page as well. When you click the image to enlarge it, I'm credited in the corner. But thanks for pointing that out!