The Final Act
Winter had come to an end; the warm breeze which carried her here, her final resting place, held the soft, sweet promise of spring.
She thinks back to the emerald days. The days of golden sunshine and azure skies. Delicately dancing, the gentle caress of summer’s breath.
The days of holding fast through thunderstorms, when pelting raindrops and whipping wind sought to tear her away from everything she knew. And yet, somehow, she held fast.
Then autumn came. With wild abandon, she tore off summer’s cloak and blazed with a fiery brilliance; with everything she had and everything she was and everything she had learned. Showing the world what she had become.
Now, she lay quietly. Breathing in, breathing out. Ready for the final act.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- Run the Pioneer Woman black and white conversion action, adjusting the opacity of the edge burn and “light” layers
- Add a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast
- Add a Levels adjustment to darken the leaf – limiting the effect to the leaf by using a layer mask
- Add the Evolve texture, blend mode = Multiply
Below are the original image and Photoshop layers palette.
Linking with Texture Tuesday