Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to RavenRoseBeetle:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Well looky here, it’s John Porter again! A show of hands if you know that he is my favorite Richard Armitage character, LOL. Needless to say, I love the viral video made from test footage before Strike Back was even filmed.
For today’s graphic, I didn’t have to do much with the POD. I applied the Clarity filter from Xero Graphics to make the sweat and sand stand out just a little more. Then I used a Curves adjustment set to the Soft Light mode to increase the contrast. There was empty space to fill so I had the pleasurable task of searching for another image to incorporate from the Strike Back Viral Album at RichardArmitageNet.Com.
Since I had to shrink it so much, the second image lost the TV static effect so I added some scan lines. I also included a background texture and some barbed wire.
To give a similar color tone to both sides of the siggie, I added a solid layer using a color lifted from the POD with the Eyedropper tool. I set this layer to the Soft Light blend mode.
For the “Strike Back” text, I used the Arial font and added the Bevel & Emboss and Gradient Overlay effects. For the words “John Porter” I chose the 007 GoldenEye font and added a stroke outline. Finally I drew a red line by hand so it wouldn’t be straight 😉 and blurred it a bit.
Mmm, I really like gritty dirty John Porter!