Photo Processing :
Clean edits on each of the three photos, separately.
Make each photo black and white, separately.
Kim showed us how to use the crop tool to extend the canvas on the background of a single photo. That way, you can make extra room for the additional photos. It was pretty easy to drop them in place!
Now that the 3 pics act as 1 unit, I tied them all together by adding a layer of Kim Klassen's Wonderful Magic at Soft Light blend mode at 54% opacity.
At this point, I saved a copy of the triptych with layers intact, in case I want to revisit it later.
I saved new copy with a flattened image :
Then I essentially started a new project by bringing in the turquoise background by Lost and Taken Turquoise Grunge 10.
Then I simply laid the flattened triptych on top as a new layer, and sized each accordingly.
For the Triptych, I played with the Layer > Layer Style > Style Settings for drop shadow and bevel effects.
Finally, the Text layer : Pea Aimee font at 100 pt.
That's it! What do you think?