I wanted to give blending 2 photos into 1 a try.
First I had to locate 2 photos.
I found one from my Facebook page of my sister's dog Taurus, a now 14 year old English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the other of a turtle she photographed while snorkeling in Maui.
Next, I watched Part 1 of 6: An Introduction to Layers and followed that by watching all 6 parts. They were only a few minutes each so I figured, why not? I found Part 6 of 6: How to Use Layers to Create Dynamic Photos particularly helpful for changing the color of Taurus.
But I still had questions, so the search continued.
I found Blending Two Images - Tutorial - PaintShop Pro which discussed techniques a little beyond my current skill set but I still learned more about layers and how they are used for creating desired images. Then, I needed to know how to copy, paste, and remove the background of the Taurus photo to blend him into the turtle photo, so I watched Corel Paintshop Pro Selecting and pasting yourself.
My process included copying the turtle photo, pasting onto the Taurus photo to colorize him, selecting Taurus, removing the background, then copying him to put into the turtle photo. Next, I flipped and rotated him, placed him, used the blending tool to remove the flat edge, cropped the picture, and used the cloning tool to fill in a missing corner and the missing part of his paw (from the sunlight), adjusted his coloring some more (though it's still not quite what I wanted), AND VOILÀ!
Sorry about droning on about the deets, I mostly wrote it to help myself remember for future projects!