IF A FRIEND GIVES YOU A GIFT, PHOTOGRAPH THE GIFT!
Actually I didn't photograph the gift. I ate it.
But I did photograph the bowl with morning glories in it and THEN returned the bowl back to her with a 5 x 7 image of my result.
The above image is another example of photographing the image on very light material and also having a very light background.
Then after I got the image into my computer, I got one of my digital files which I had worked up earlier in Microsoft PhotoDraw.
After a mixture of using the arithmetic tool in Paint Shop Pro, various degrees of layers and using the soften focus adjustment, I came up with the above photo.
Challenge for today:
Tomorrow is Easter. If you get a gift, perhaps you can photograph it and give the result back to the giver.