i think i'd seen that tutorial some time back, probably i saw a referral from you in another thread or something, and told myself, 'when i've got some time'. well, i made some time tonight and that's pretty amazing. how absolutely clever to paint with masks!
it no longer translates exactly into psp 10 or 11, but i could understand it well enough to modify it to today's psp and still keep everything intact. in fact, rather than using hue/sat directly on the layers, i made 3 layer groups, one for each color, and added a hue/sat adjustment layer to each layer group. when i was done tweaking the masks i could go back and tweak the hue/sat adj layers also, giving that last little tweak to things.
very, very clever! thank you
i did a test image using the image used in the tutorial. it's probably not as good as you or flora do, but i thought it was a nice first run. it's attached.