Out of bounds
One fun thing that you can do with a photo is create an image that looks like the subject is actually coming out of the frame. I saw a cool one on smugmug today and thought I would show you one way to do this.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about
While the typical use of this technique is for a person or an animal it can work okay with other subjects like flowers.
Consider this daffodil shot I took recently
Using Out of Bound, I transformed it to this
I’ve done these with Photoshop Elements, Version 9 using the Guided Activities, Out of Bounds
The layer palette look like this.
Once you finished with the guided activity you can switch back to Full Edit and do some more tweaking. Here I just filled the frame with brown and then applied a texture using the Filters, Texture.
Adobe has a good tutorial with more details on how this works here