I can't see your pictures -- I just get red xs. I have version 8.0. But anyway, I had an idea. Since there are a few more people here now who like to mess around with graphics, perhaps we could start some sort of a thread for it? I used to go to a forum a while ago where SOOO many people were amazing with graphics -- we had contests all the time.
One contest was to all start with the same picture -- and then see what everyone could do with it. Another contest would be for one person to make a graphic, and then everyone else would try to duplicate it, and whoever came the closest would do the next one. Do you think anyone would be interested in threads like those?