Graphic a Day, 18 May 2011

Today’s Picture of the Day at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Annie Vickery:

Picture of the Day, 18 May 2011

Picture of the Day, 18 May 2011

Here is your Graphic of the Day:

Guy Treasure Map

For today’s graphic, I decided on a treasure map theme.  Using an old paper background, I roughened and darkened the edges, added an old map compass, desaturated (removed the color from) Guy, but then added some blue back into his eyes.  Since Guy’s face took up so much of the graphic, I didn’t put in much text.

Here are my layers:

Torn Edges - Old Paper

I created the torn edges using Filter/Brush Strokes/Spatter on an old paper texture I found

Old Map Compass

To keep with the map theme, I added an old compass

Guy Text

The font is "Pieces of Eight" with several effects applied such as Bevel & Emboss


I used a large soft brush to create a light

Darkened Borders

I darkened the borders slightly by painting brown on a new layer

UK Outline Map

At the last minute, I decided to add an outline map of the UK

Guy Desaturated

I made Guy black & white and later applied the Color Burn blend mode

Happy birthday, dear Annie! ♫ ♫ ♪

Remember to check out the Picture of the Day by sending an e-mail to RichardArmitageNet.Com! You can also request a picture for yourself or a friend. 🙂

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41 Responses to Graphic a Day, 18 May 2011

  1. RavenRoseBeetle says:

    Very nice birthday present for Annie! Great job, Bccmee!

  2. Angela Mellor says:

    Hiya Bee …. just loving the graphics of the day .. is this the place to request one for me please ?
    I just LOVE Harry, as you probably already know by my profile pic on Facebook , and my Twitter name of Harryslass !!!
    So if you would do a graphic for me, that would be wonderful !!!
    Thank you in anticipation
    Angela x

  3. Ania says:

    treasure map what a great idea 🙂 Oh yes, definitely RA is a great treasure, isn’t it? I love this pic.because Guy’s gaze is so penetrating
    Hmmm Black and White Guy *sigh*

  4. This IS beautiful artwork B! Love it!!

  5. PoliCBA says:


    Loved the old compass and the map of the UK. Very stylish. And, obviously, loved Guy! The POD is stunning and you’ve done a great work with Guy’s eyes (those eyes… *sigh*).

    That’s a great birthday gift! Happy B-day, Annie Vickery!

    B (can I call you “B”?), I think you should make the “Graphic of the Day” in July! Because my birthday is in July *laughs* And I would just love a graphic made by you as birthday gift 😉 (how smug of me, don’t you think?).

    • bccmee says:

      Haha, I don’t know what will be happening in July, PoliCBA! Maybe we can start a “birthday club” LOL! I’m so delighted you liked the graphic today. 😀

  6. Carolyn says:

    Love the new graphic of Guy!

  7. CDoart says:

    Absolutely stunning, bccmee. What a wonderful treasure – oh, I forgot to mention the background with the beautiful map. But the sparkling blue eyes just captured me and distracted me from anything else ;o)

  8. Alfie says:

    Love it – so beautiful.

  9. Jeannie says:

    If you want to make my hear beat faster just do more Guy. I love this one! Great job and very creative!

  10. Meryl says:

    I’ve only one thing to say ’bout today’s graphic B~ NICE!………………………………..

  11. tyme4t says:

    like this one too! – Im liking the birthday club idea too!

  12. tyme4t says:

    Haiku for B

    Every day in May
    Your graphics delight fan gurls
    From around the world

    We thank you each time
    With amazement and wonder
    What will you do next

  13. Aldebaran says:

    Just one word: wonderful!!!

  14. AnaKris says:

    Very clever choice of colours (or the lack of them) so that Richard’s eyes would stand out. Love it B.

  15. yelloweeee says:

    Just wanted to drop in and say how lovely your graphics are! The way you blend all the layers together is really good! You really know how to use Photoshop don’t ya? Lol really, well done 🙂

  16. Summer says:

    Gorgeous!!! Annie must be thrilled, the perfect present for her 🙂 You are an artist B! 🙂

  17. NovemberBride says:

    Yeehaww…Guy, parchment and torn edges. Three of my favorite things! You da woman, B!

    PS Hope your day was AWESOME, Annie. (yep, I used the “A” word) =0)

  18. LadyCassia says:

    Your work of art adds a great value to the original photo.
    I love Guy beyond all reason, but I think this promotional shot is a little too static and cold. Thank you for all the beautiful Guy graphics!

  19. Ann Marie says:

    As the Annie of the day I wanted to write and tell you that your graphic was the cherry on my terrific birthday ! Ali at was so sweet to honor my request a few months back to use that picture for the POD. I had no idea that you would be doing graphic for each day in May but how lucky am I? I loved this graphic so much that I finally replaced my trademark pink rose on Twitter with it as well as my avi on FB and it graces my laptop as the screensaver.

    You are so talented and sweet with a kick-ass sense of humor that I just love you.

    Thanks again for a truly special gift.

    Much love,

    Annie (Ann Marie)

    • bccmee says:

      Thanks for your kind words, birthday girl! I’m so glad this worked out that your long-ago request turned into a graphic for your big day.

      I’m very honored that you are using this pic as your twitter avatar too, Ann Marie! 😀 😀 😀

      *LOVE & HUGS*

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