#tdc3574 #ds106 Inspirational Emerson: “Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science”
I snapped this photo from my backyard. I was delighted with wonder at the little maple tree sprouting from its spring seed. It fit the quote I found for the Daily Create prompt.
Cropped square and adjusted the photo placement to balance the green and yellow with room for the quote, I imported the photo into Procreate. With “free hand” selection tool, I selected three parts of the dull brown leaves and adjusted the hue to what must have been red leaves since that color on the scale adjustment seemed most natural— just a fading dusty rose color to take the dull away and create a more interesting effect to enhance the quote.
I also duplicated the quote twice, turning the lower layers black, moving one left and one right to create an outline of black around the letters for better emphasis.
Finally, in black on overlay mode I “free hand” selected and feathered a shape beneath the lettering so the white would stand out better.
Although I originally included a top textured layer, I turned it off because it seemed to blur the lovely green and sprouting maple seed.
And I’m pleased with its natural look, though it is modified as explained.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart