Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Pauline:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
After being introduced to Richard Armitage in The Vicar of Dibley, I immediately researched the actor. It was then I realized that North & South had been in my Netflix queue for ages. I watched it straight away and of course loved it.
In this siggie, I adjusted the colors and brightness. Also, I used the clone tool to extend the curtains behind John Thornton’s shoulder. Since I was very impressed by the production, I wanted to give credit to the two lead performers. Unfortunately, we can only see the back of Margaret’s head!
For this graphic, I used a few subtle effects in the background. For instance, there are several hearts hidden. How many can you find? As you can see, I also created semi-transparent boxes behind the text and along the right-hand border. Believe it or not, this graphic has 20 layers.
The font used for Daniela’s name is Snell Roundhand. For Richard Armitage’s name, I used Copperplate Gothic Bold. And the ampersand is in the Adobe Caslon font. As you may have noticed, the word “North” has the same font as RA’s name, and the word “South” uses the same font as Daniela’s. I matched the fonts as closely as possible with the DVD cover for North & South. Perhaps someday someone will design a “Richard Armitage” font!
The Victorian hearts in the background came from a piece of clipart from clipartguide.com. Here’s what the heart looked like before I duplicated, rotated, and changed the blending mode:
Today wraps up the first week of A Graphic a Day in May! Stay tuned for more.
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