Just before I trashed the deceased bouquet, I invited a few of the stems to allow me a photography session. They reluctantly agreed.
My original picture taken with a Canon PowerShot SX30...not the photographer's dream, but certainly my work horse. Set on manual, ISO 400.
And following are alterations using Photoshop Elements 7. What fun I had duplicating, cloning, erasing, moving, texturizing, saving:
I used the clone stamp to even out the background and erase the shadows created during the photography session with the Echinacea purpura....
more commonly called purple coneflowers.
With a Kim Klassen texture "Water Stained Frame" (I think)....doesn't matter, all of her textures are just
works of art and a delightful addition to a photo.
With Kim Klassen's texture "Take Heart"
Using Photoshop shortcuts,
Control J to duplicate.
Control T to free transform (move) to create the background coneflower shadow effect.