Using some abstract photos i took of natural objects, i uploaded these to Photoshop to make them into possible background ideas for my magazine cover. Below i have added some examples of the original photos and then the final effect after using Photoshop.

Original photo above.

Experiment one.  For this i cropped the photo for a more abstract close up to exclude some of the detail and then i added a filter witch softened the texture of the picture. 

experiment 2 with the same original photo, this time i have zoomed in even more and stripped the colour, aswell as using image adjustments to increase the contrast. this bring out the texture of the leaves. It almost looks like skin.

Experiment 3. This is similar to the second edit but has more of a shiny texture and shows where the has caught the leaf.