I hope you like this one as much as I do. One of the things I love about this Pumpkin Header is that I went out intentionally to get a photo for my header. Usually I'll just go back and find a picture that I think will look nice and work it in. Here is the original photo.I wanted to make sure the pumpkins were on one end of the photo so my title would sit nice, however the light was coming from the direction that would create a problem. But with Photoshop there really is no problem. I just flipped the photo. I took the picture with my 50mm lens at f/1.4 so that the background would be soft. I used my favorite filter in Photoshop, Dry Brush, to create the painted feel, and then brightened it up a bit with my plug-in filter Fractalius from Redfield. Then there was my beautiful blue Subaru in the background causing a little color headache, but not to worry. With a little time and effort I used the clone stamp tool to work out the background. I used the paint pail to fill in spots close to the pumpkin that were difficult to get with the clone stamp. and went back over with the clone stamp to blend it all in. A bit of a crop and copyright and WaLa!
There are probably a hundred other ways to create these same effects in Photoshop. It just takes time to find the way you like the best.