never guess this is a rough draft, wouldja?
i cut the lower 3 cats out of their original images using the lasso tool and pasted them on separate layers, adjusted their position so that todd was on top, then spikey [the brown one] and then shadow [far right].
you can see that i'm using a light background layer [the white].
the topmost image is actually on a lower layer than the other 3 so that they appear over it in a few places.
i've stretched that top image all the way across the canvas, distorting it on purpose and dragging a lot of it off the canvas completely. you can get some really neat effects with that kind of distortion sometimes. this is *not* one of those times.
notice that i've just masked out the parts of the cat selections that don't involve fine-tuning around the whiskers. i can do that later if i decide i want to keep these images. it takes me forever.