My Aunt April saw some of my photoediting work out on Facebook and asked for a couple of pieces for her friends using pictures of their family homes and their names. I tried using my iPhone app, WordFoto, which I love, but it doesn't allow for a prioritization of names. Meaning, I couldn't make the mom and dad bigger than the others. I wandered around the Internet looking for a tutorial and found several for typographic portraits, but all are done with full-up Photoshop, and not Elements, so I couldn't get past the second step. So, I improvised and got creative with plain old brushes and color sampling.
The gift exchange was this weekend and Aunt April reported that the recipients loved them!
It's a little late for Christmas, now, but if you're interested in something like this, email me through my blogger profile and we can chat and see about working up a project!