Ok, so  I take lots of pictures of flowers.   I like flowers.  I like the colors and symmetry of Mother Nature’s art.  But I also like to use the photos for inspiration for something more.

Today’s image started out as a very close up image of flower petals.  Using the liquefy tool I swirled the colors till the individual petals were gone, and a face seemed to emerge.  Look close, you can almost see a nose.

Then I used the poster tool to create the harsh black lines which gave the image some terrific contrast it didn’t have before.  

What are your favorite photo shop image manipulation tools?