It was part of my “Things I May Do” post where I first shared my desire to add to the plethora of photo + word art. When I discovered that Adobe Photoshop CS2 was released as freeware, it was my Carpe Diem moment. I promptly downloaded, installed, and set to work on my “Take Root” idea. First I started with a photograph of a shed engulfed by vines that I took on my way to my sister’s house (hence the “Take Root” theme). Next, I consulted the following tutorials at various points during my editing: “How to Unlock Layers“, “How to Add Spotlights“, and “How to Edit Sky“. I am not a complete noob to Photoshop, so I didn’t have to look every step. If you are looking to completely replicate what I did, you’ll need to do some research. I am completely self taught in Photoshop by all my internet searching glory and you can be too. Here are my creations.