Filters, deformations and colors
Paint Shop Pro has some of functions to easily modify an image. Micrografx Picture Publisher and Adobe Photoshop have even more.
Below I have modified Lilia Podkopayeva in many ways using Paint Shop Pro. You may get some inspiration.
Try playing with your own images. The functions below can be found in Image, Filter Browser and Image, Deformation Browser.
Playing with colors
Lilia Podkopayeva the great Ukrainian gymnast - 1997 the best in the world.