A Midnight Clear – A Story of Hope
In the past, I have illustrated my Christmas story with images from Adobe Stock and composites created in Photoshop; I've also converted it to an audio podcast, complete with music and sound effects. And I've shared my process for creating both versions through other articles on Behance.
This year, I've turned to Adobe Firefly to generate most of the storytelling imagery, like the ones you see below.
I also took the time to remix the podcast version using Audition, Premiere Pro and After Effects. I think it sounds (and looks) awesome.
"It was a night symbolic of December in the north. Quiet, and the air so cold you almost thought you could shatter it like a pane of glass. Of the four other cabins on the lake, mine was the only one with a welcoming light shining in the window."
Over time, I chose another quote and added to it something more descriptive of the scene, rather than the mood:
"a clear winter night, the moon casts a serene glow across the fresh blanket of snow. Giant spruce, whispering to me in the breeze, carved long shadows in the snow. The frozen sheet of the lake was also covered, but I could still make out the dip between the shore and water. beautiful log cabin sits near the lake, smoke rising from the chimney"
Tip: The term, Generative Fill, is Adobe's branded description for what is referred to as "in-painting."
I do hope you enjoy the story, and that you share it with friends, family, and anyone who you feel will benefit from reading it or listening to it.