I had a minor set back. I created a magnificent fireball graphic and saved it properly. Unfortunatly, I decided to wait with the pasting in the screenshot. I used the still open fireball graphic to make a shield next, copied it to the actual screenshot and saved it. It all happened so quickly, I had no idea what happened until I wanted to paste it in. That fireball seriously took me an hour to make (adding colors, different patterns, lighting, shapes, making several sections transparent and finally, smudging it all to make it look neat. It did look neat .
I'll be going with some sort of Flamethrower type spell now, to ease things up a bit. Progress is looking good, nearly finished (yes, I decided to add a couple of things more, like a werewolve (still to be done) and a mage duel instead of merely having a mage slain by a gladiator). I only have to add a red moon (a huge pain in the *** to make, really. I don't want to just take a red moon from the web, so I decided to edit our real moon and a werewolve (I try am unable to make THAT for myself, as I found out. I will solve the problem by googling a good pic and perhaps editing a bit, I hope you don't mind too much.
Wish me luck