Welcome to our final graphic for the May 2012 challenge. Hope you had fun. I sure did!
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Today’s image of Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne was contributed by jeanniegisborne. She recommended the song “Again” by Flyleaf. Jeanniegisborne wrote, “Here’s the song. I know you know it.” She is clearly referring to the fact that I used this music for a North & South fanvideo. By the way, jeanniegisborne is a fanfic writer:
Here’s your screencap from Robin Hood season 3, episode 9:
Here’s your graphic of the day. It’s a 1600×900 pixel wallpaper. Please click for full size.
This graphic is another instance of something else “taking over.” Maybe I’m possessed by Guy, LOL!
The first thing I did was to apply the Oil Paint filter in Pixel Bender for Adobe Photoshop CS5 64-bit. The effect was quite subtle. Then I cut out the Guy figure and applied a Drop Shadow effect. The prison bars behind Guy blended into the background and I wanted to give them some depth so I cut them out and added a Drop Shadow to each of them. To make them look rounded, I added a line of light with a soft white brush to each bar.
For the background, I added a cement texture above a gray layer. Then I applied the Luminosity blend mode to make the cement texture look gray instead of pink.
Then I used a rough brush to erase bits of the foreground image around the edges to make it and the background merge together. Finally, I added the word “injustice” with the Black Castle MF font and the Drop Shadow, Outer Glow and Satin effects applied. The choice of caption came from the song lyrics.
I also created this siggie:
If you and Guy escaped from the Nottingham Castle dungeon together, to where would you flee? What would you eat?
That wraps up the Graphic a Day in May for another year! Thanks for all your participation. Tomorrow we’ll have a debriefing session. See you then!