Panos (panosfx.com) has some new Photoshop actions that create some interesting effects. I've just started playing with them. Here are a couple of things I've done so far. First, an antique design with a frilly edge for a photo with some folds visible.
And using an old action to produce a tablet and a newer one to transform a photo into bars with the newest one to animate things, we get the following.
"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin