Branson, at My Reflections of Something, has a fun editing challenge. She provides a picture and then gives us free reign to edit it however we choose.
This week's picture is in honor of the 4th of July and we were encouraged to include a quote.
By the way, can anyone believe that it's about to be July? The first half of 2011 has flown by!
To achieve the final image on the right, I cropped the original just to zoom in on the flag a bit. Then I added the mountain background (a picture of the Cascade Mountains that I took this weekend). I layered the images and then set the blending mode to multiply. I made sure to use the smudge tool to blend the backgrounds together. In the end, I desaturated the photo, increased the contrast, and brightened it. And what is a 4th of July image without a quote?
Take care everyone!