My best work would have to be my clone project in the office. At that point, I hadn't had much practice with Photoshop, so I was still learning the basics like selections.
What really helped this project was using clipping masks rather than selections. It would have been impossible to do the project with a selection tool like the magic wand or lasso, especially with my "amazing" selection abilities. To alter the layers using a clipping mask, I had to attach a mask to the layer using the new mask button at the bottom of the layers panel and then use a brush while the actual mask is selected. The color palette on the tool panel should be black and white. White represented adding more of the picture, and black represented taking away from the picture.
Plus, arranging the layers to fit where they were in the picture was challenging, especially with the two mes dwelling closest to Officer Green who didn't want to be properly masked to fit each other. There were points in which I was confused about which dweller should go over another. Though to move the layers, one must simply click and drag the layer about.
Shading was also a problem between the two dwellers in the back because the gold chair had to have the shadow of the dweller on the couch.So, the area around the lounging dweller had to consist of the picture of the dweller on the couch which required alterations in the mask of that couch dweller photo.
Speaking of shading, being able to appropriately mask the pictures to make the back wall one color was an obstacle. Apparently, the office walls change tints every twenty seconds. Therefore, I had to alter the masks once again to make the wall all one color.
The project was an overall fun task to do, and certainly, I would never be caught freaking out in the office waiting for a punishment. On top of the actual Photoshop abilities required, my photographer and I accidentally snagged Officer Green in the background which added an exciting "trouble" theme to the photo.