Just not mine. I found Moose Peterson; who has been using nik and others also uses multiple as I do.
Here is the first article; http://www.moosepete.../jps-brilliant/
This has a link to a more comprehensive explanation, where Moose got his process. Be sure to click that link.
Here is a follow up post with a vid from Moose; http://www.moosepete...toshop-cc-2015/
A lot of what they are doing is the same concept I have tried to present, I'm glad I'm on the right track.
Note: You can do whole process in LR if you don't want to go into photoshop, or you don't have PS. I believe you can do this in elements, but there is one thing you need to know before you leave LR. You need to open as a smart layer (object) when going from LR (or ARC, it works the same way there too) into PS. If you don't, you lose the ability to change your settings if you need too.
I don't have elements, so I don't know if it supports smart objects.