The Ultimate Sacrifice - Symbolism
This is a graphic I would like to show my students how to make using Adobe Photoshop CS6. It is a combination of three photos all copy free photos from Google advanced search, free to use, share or modify. It is a photograph of the Lahore Fort looking out from Hazuri Bagh Pavilion, in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
I changed the photo to black and white using adjustment layers. I removed the sky with the quick selection tool and placed a white to blue gradient.
The deep vibrant red of the rose depicts the love and respect for the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, the sleeping cherub represents their eternal sleep and the blue sky for peace.