This was a really quick class and I had to do a lot of pausing and rewinding, but it worked out in the end.
I've always wanted to get into photo manipulation in order to make better cover art for my writing projects. This was a pretty good start.
-Added bevel & emboss to the text
-Added more fire, using transform to vary the design
-Used another plant with overlaying shadows to make it look thicker
-Copied the cloud layer and erased parts to add to the smoky look