Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Beachbaby:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Lucas is so agonized in this screencap. It really shows the talent of Richard Armitage when he can convey this much emotion in a screenshot which is 1/24 of a second of film time.
For this graphic, I used several adjustment layers to change the coloring and tone of the POD. One of the side effects is that Lucas’ eyes look bluer, but that was not intentional. The character’s left shoulder was cut off so I rebuilt it quickly and easily by copying and pasting another part onto a new layer and rotating it.
In addition to the Picture of the Day, I also used the following Harry Pearce promo shot from Spooks :
For Harry Pearce, I applied the Color blend mode so he would fade out somewhat. Then out of curiosity, I duplicated the layer to see what would happen and decided to keep the slightly brighter effect that resulted because it matched Lucas a bit more while keeping Harry Pearce in the background.
I created a rough-hewn border and added some texture with brushes and lowered their opacity. Along the bottom of the graphic, I incorporated a London skyline silhouette.
All the text is in the OldNewspaperTypes font. I rasterized the text (converted it into an image) so I could modify it more easily. I blurred the words “GOOD” and “EVIL” to make them look like shadows. The phrase “I wish we met first” was too clean so I zoomed in and erased little chunks to make it more distressed.
Even the serious siggies are very enjoyable. As I’ve said before, it’s like putting a puzzle together the wrong way.
Still 10 more days of graphics to come. Hope you’re not bored yet–I’m not! There may still be space for a few more requests at RichardArmitageNet.Com. Send them an e-mail if you are interested in requesting a POD.