Day 5 – First actual Richard Armitage Picture!
Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com comes from a 2005 photoshoot:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Since the graphic was a promo picture, I decided to create a magazine spread. As it turns out, that 2005 photoshoot was indeed used for a magazine article. I snaffled the other two pictures from that shoot from RichardArmitageNet.Com. I played around with the colors and then placed the photos atop a stock image. Using the Edit / Transform / Warp command, I adjusted the images to bend like a magazine. I added some shine to the magazine with a large soft brush.
Using the Horizontal Type Mask Tool, I created the reverse text in Engravers MT font. Like many magazines, I used a catch phrase for the article. I coined the nickname “Britchard Armitage” so the British actor won’t be confused with the American politician. 😉 The remaining text was written in Times New Roman. I lowered the opacity of all the layers except the background to blend it together better.
Here are the images I used in addition to the POD. The Richard Armitage photos come from the 2005 Promo Album at RichardArmitageNet.Com. The background is modified from a blank book stock image from PSD Graphics. I removed the cover to change the book into a magazine.
I’m not sure why it looks like Richard Armitage is levitating in one of the pictures, but I like it! Reminds me of the painting La Mariée by Marc Chagall.
Does anyone remember that scene from the movie Notting Hill? Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) says, “Happiness isn’t happiness without a violin-playing goat.”