Today’s Picture of the Day at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Pauline:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
For this siggie, I focused on the lighting. In the original image, I noticed the candle behind John Thornton’s head and also the glow on the right side of his face. For that reason, I decided to add a candelabra which I borrowed from another screenshot. The trick was to blend the two images, which I did with the Match Color effect in Photoshop and then using the Smudge tool between the two layers together to remove any obvious border.
Here is the screenshot I used for the candelabra:
After merging the layers into one, I duplicated this layer three times. Using the Filter / Liquify effect, I moved the flames a little bit in each layer. Then I created an animation by going to Window / Animation and setting the timing to 0.2 seconds between layers. Finally, I saved it for the web as an animated gif.
The quote is from the book North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and I used the Rage Italic font to which I added an outer glow and a 1 pixel stroke (outline) at 40% opacity.
Note: Depending on your browser settings, you may not be able to see the flickering flame animation. It’s subtle but it is there. If you really want to see it, I suggest you try different browsers. 🙂
P.S. The month is almost half over, but there may still be time to send an email request for a POD over at RichardArmitageNet.Com.