I would like to be able to select a photo or photos and have Auto Creations provide auto generated features such as Painterly. Collage for example works nicely in Editor Expert but other features on the Home Screen are not offered to the user to be applied on user defined photos in Organizer.
I believe all Auto Creations can be created with your selected media in the appropriate Elements editor. For example, the Painterly and Pattern Brush effects can be created using Guided Edit>Fun Edits>. Slideshows can be created using the Organizer. Search for a particular effect in the Home Screen search box and it will likely be there.