Beyond Layers, Kim showed us how to play with text to create words that had a photo image showing through in them. I decided to take it one step further and I layered the original photo over top (as you would a texture) at a 'soft light' blend mode and then bumped the opacity down a bit. By using a layer mask and taking the 'image texture' off of the lettering, the feature word popped. What fun!
Couldn't stop at just one... this is a photo of my son, taken about 10 years ago.