I put before and after images for each one I played with with the various gimmicks,
This old chute I used the painter effect, first in water color and twice with oil.... still doesn't look much like a painting....
I think this old car came out looking like an old image
I really like the cartoonize effect and think both of these have turned out great.
I used the emboss effect on the cat... his name is Alvin
and on the sunset I used the mirror effect and the image looks like a water effect to me.