Using custom brushes and the smudge tool to create an interesting motion blur effect.
Using Smart Filters to achieve an interesting transition from a line drawing to a photo.
Using Custom Brushes to Mask An Image To Achieve An Interesting Effect.
Using basic shapes combined with layers styles and blend modes to create an interesting effect.
Applying a texture to text while keeping it editable.
Quick and easy use of the new clone stamp tool.
Using channels to create detailed masks.
Experimenting with abstracts to create interesting backgrounds.