|Someone got a little scissor happy.|
|Adding a dark background.|
My first step was to place the photo on a dark brown background. Then I used my eraser tool to soften the harsh contrast of the photo and the mat. We're headed the right direction. But, I'm stuck as to what to do next. I would really like the photo edges to blend more into the background. I'm thinking I need some sort of mask, but I am stumped.
What's in my head isn't coming out into the photos. So, dear readers, what PhotoShop Element techniques would you use?
Take home lesson for any future heritage projects: Don't cut your photos without digitally preserving them first.