Most people who know me know my favorite Richard Armitage character. Lo and behold, he stars in today’s Picture of the Day (POD)!
Today’s POD at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Diane’s birthday:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
The screencap by Ali is high definition from the broadcast of Strike Back so I wanted to make a wallpaper. A graphic can only be as sharp as its source material. You can’t make a decent wallpaper from a low-resolution image. As usual, I clipped the main character out of the POD screencap. Then I placed John Porter against the background I snaffled from Sky1’s Strike Back website. The background wasn’t large enough for the wallpaper so I decided to give it a white stroke and some effects such as a red inner glow, then I rotated it a bit. I also added a lens flare to the clouds.
Of course I was faced with a lot of blank space. Since the initial image of Porter stood out against his background, I chose one screencap and one promo picture from RichardArmitageNet.Com and cut John Porter from each of those as well. I cropped and stroked these images and put the John Porter cutouts in front of their respective backgrounds.
My wallpaper background was originally a smooth gradient but then I decided to try a little texture which added a nice dimension. Since my source images were so sharp, I did not want to overlay them with anything. Finally, I forged signed John Porter’s name with my graphic pen and tablet and put it in the corner of the large snapshot.
Here are the layers I used in addition to the POD:
The wallpaper above is 1600×900 pixels. Below are some other sizes if you would like to use this wallpaper.
That’s one John Porter graphic so far, unless you count my bonus siggie. I wonder how many more are to come…? A girl can dream, can’t she?