Valentine's Day
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Challenge 54 -- Image 4
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Perhaps the inevitable followup to the previous image -- the aftermath of burning desire. I thickened a black copy of the word by duplicating and nudging the copies up and to the right, then merging. The original layer and a white outline were preserved on separate layers. I used layer masks with a combination of gradients and the brush set at dissolve to burn down the letters. The ash heaps were created by filling a layer with 70% gray and adding noise, then using the render>lighting filter to get some depth. The heart-shaped ember still glowing at the base of the 'd' is a masked Elements custom shape. Love, it seems, endures.

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