Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Lizzie’s birthday:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Perhaps you came here expecting a serious siggie, but the silliness is still not out of my system! For those outside the UK, you may or may not be aware that there is a 100-year-old chocolate company there called Thorntons. And I’m not sure how universal Scratch and Sniff stickers are, but I loved them as a kid growing up in America. I decided to merge the cultures in one graphic. 😉
In this siggie, I started out by removing the snow from John Thornton’s face which only took a couple of minutes at most using the clone tool and the content-aware fill. Then I had the joyous task of browsing the North & South Gallery at RichardArmitageNet.Com where I snaffled two more screencaps.
I brightened the darker picture with a curves adjustment layer. In the train station scene, I cropped out Margaret and then smudged the background so it didn’t look like a pole was going through John Thornton’s head.
For the sticker effect, I could’ve done it from scratch, but in the interest of time I used an action from PanoxFX.com. The cool thing about actions is that they do most of the work for you! It’s like watching a player piano. 😀 I simply removed the curl from two of the stickers.
Then I found this quite scrummy looking photo of some Thorntons chocolate and incorporated it.
Finally I added the text using the Copperplate Gothic Bold font for “Scratch ‘n Sniff Stickers” and Citadel Script for the text “Thorntons” and “Lick back at me.”
Yes, it’s true: I actually like puns! 😀 There are many things I like better though. 😉
By the way, if you would like to see a real artist at work, check out Franziska San Pedro’s blog. In this post, she explains her process in creating a painting.