The Advanced Layout gives you the opportunity to work simultaneously with 2 or more Objects. Drag and drop the files from your computer folders, or open them one by one from the File/Load menu. If the second is bigger than the canvas, you can set the image's size to the canvas by right-clicking and selecting : Fit image size to canvas. That's what we did here, as the Second image (DSC_3753) will be used as a texture.

Select the upper object and apply a style to it. Just as in the Layer Browser, the selected Object will appear in white, while the other(s) will remain gray.

If you have not added any style to the first image, you can do it at anytime: click the eye to hide the second image. The Flower will be visible in the Compositing viewport and the hidden image's properties will not be changeable . Click the Flower Object to add it styles and filters. When you're done, unhide the image by clicking the eye again.

Blend the Objects if desired and adjust the opacity,  in the same way as you do in the Layer Browser. The preview will be rendered in real time. Here we have chosen to blend the Objects with the Overlay blending mode.

And the result is:

You may want to add a watermark or signature to your final image. Or maybe you just want to incorporate some text into your creative process and blend it into your image. If so, click the “T” icon below the Objects browser: a new text object will appear in the Object browser.  Since a Text object is an object, its properties can be set in the property editor when the object is selected, either from the Object Browser or from the Compositing viewport. A Text Object behaves just like any other Object. Click the Object (not the layer) to edit the text, change the font and the properties.

Select the font you desire: PWS allows you to choose from those you have already installed in your computer. In the Text property field, write the text you want and press Enter to apply the changes. Drag the sliders to enlarge or decreaase the text's size. You can move the Text Object in the window by clicking and, holding the left mouse button and dragging the hand cursor that the standard arrow cursor changes into.

Since a Text object is an object, you can apply it styles, filters. Note that not all the filters and styles have been created to respect the transparency, that's why not all of them give great results. We have applied an Emboss filter on the text. Click the Emboss layer to change its properties. You are modifying the Layer's properties, not the Object.

There is also the possibility to right-click an Object  and select Copy style from another object.  Click the Template Object (the one with the style already applied) and the current Object will have the same style applied to it, also.

You still can do modifications on any of the styles and filters applied to your objects. Hide those Objects that you do not want to be visible, and change the properties you want. In our case, we wanted to change the Flower's Random painter brush family and number of strokes. To be able to do this, we have hidden the Text Object and the Second Image.

When we are done, we unhide the two Objects. And the result is:

You can add as many Text objects or other Objects as you want. We decide we want to insert a Copyright signature on the lower left corner of our image. We add a second Text Object, and change its properties: color, size, etc.