Graphic a Day, 28 May 2011

Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to LadyCassia:

Picture of the Day, 28 May 2011

Picture of the Day, 28 May 2011

Here is your Graphic of the Day:

Glove Love TV Animation

When I saw today’s POD, I had a sense of déjà vu.
When I saw today’s POD, I had a sense of déjà vu.

This is the first animated icon I’ve made in awhile. I had a few ideas for siggies but decided to make an avatar instead. It’s 100 x 100 pixels.

NOTE: If the animated GIF above doesn’t play, then I recommend opening this page in a different browser. 😎

Once I chose to create an animation, I didn’t want to just have the character(s) in a loop so I went with a TV theme.  I found the TV image below but it didn’t look right when I made it square, so I added to the top and bottom very simply by adding black rectangles. Then I cut out the screen to make way for Lucas and Guy.

TV with static

I borrowed the knobs and speaker from this other TV image and applied an adjustment layer to darken them.

TV with knobs

Then I included the following TV static screencap. Since I wanted white text, I needed a dark background.

TV static

And I used the Capture It font for the text “déjà vu” and “do not adjust your set.”

Since I didn’t have the “glove love” clips handy, but only the full episodes of Spooks and Robin Hood, I opened up good old Adobe Premiere Pro to do some video editing. If the scenes had been already clipped, I could have completed the entire animation in Photoshop.

In Premiere Pro, I edited down the footage from Spooks 8.5 and Robin Hood 1.7, added some motion to the TV static image and the text layers and then re-imported everything into Photoshop for cropping and resizing. I then used the File / Save for Web & Devices command and it was done!

You can play some music and pretend it’s the smallest and shortest RA fanvid in history.  😉

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27 Responses to Graphic a Day, 28 May 2011

  1. Musa says:

    Love it!

    Two of my favorite scenes every! Short but Sweet! Wonderful job as always 🙂

  2. xanoquita says:

    I love it! I love it! I LOVE IT!!! Can I use it?? With credits to you, obviously???

  3. LadyCassia says:

    Guy+Lucas+Gloves. I could go crazy!
    You already did a wonderful job with gloves. More gloves was a challenge for you and you won it!
    I could watch this animation forever! Thanks so much

  4. Anakris says:

    I don’t mind repeating this: You beat yourself up today!!!

  5. CDoart says:

    What a delicious idea, bccmee !
    Two glove scenes in one set, how could a girl want more ;o)

  6. tyme4t says:

    *high five*
    Loving this animation! Glove removal never looked so sexy until RA came along and you have highlighted it perfectly (again 😉 )
    Ahh what will the final days of May bring….???????

  7. Ania says:

    I love it!
    oh, I see that many of yours talents, you must add the ability to travel in time (since the middle ages to the present) 🙂
    Quite good jump 😉

  8. phylly3 says:

    Oh definitely 5 stars for this one! The only thing to make this better would be to make it BIGGER! You constantly dazzle me with your creativeness! 😀

  9. Carolyn says:

    You are amazing! Thank you for two of my favorite scenes!

  10. janiwi says:

    Oooooh – – glove porn!

  11. IngeD3 says:

    I can only say what so many before me have already said: I love it!!
    But we’re almost at the end of the month… I think I’m really going to miss your daily RA surprise 🙂

  12. kadamanja says:

    This is soooo good. I want to use it as an av somewhere 😉

    I really want to learn how to make gifs

  13. Kitty says:

    You’re a graphic genius . . . and so generous w/ your genius self. Thanks!

  14. Lesleyann says:

    Oh brilliant 2 for the price of 1! He really does bring a whole new meaning to take your gloves off!! Love it bccmee as usual. Thanks. Will miss your offerings can you please continue into June?

  15. Lesleyann says:

    Brilliant 2 for the price of 1! Loving the glove removal. Thanks bccmee hope you carry on into June July …. August. Etc!

  16. Lady Rose says:

    Ahahaha! I haven’t seen Spooks yet, but I really need to! Ooh. La. LA.

  17. Maria Grazia says:

    Incredible. I love your glove love!!! It’s just perfect.

  18. Alfie says:

    Got the same thought:-) I thought “Glove love” again.LOL. Cool animation.

  19. Jeannie says:

    You really know how to deliver a message! (G)Love it!

  20. Meryl says:

    oh B, it’s Mr Glova Lova x 2! gotta love it~ and animated yet!
    am wondering if this is something Richard does any way, I know a few people who take thier gloves off this way~they don’t get the reaction he does though!
    thank you B.

  21. I like this vid. And I envy the glove a tiny bit, blush blush LOL!

  22. Jonia says:


  23. Beachbaby says:

    Double glove love. I’m in heaven. Brilliant!

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  25. PoliCBA says:

    Oh, glove love! ♥♥♥

    Loved it!

  26. bccmee says:

    Wow thanks again for your overwhelming response. Since I’m not a writer, I may repeat myself, LOL! I’m delighted you enjoyed this little icon. So it was a challenge, eh? I thought we were on the same team! 😉

    Even though others may perform the same task, Richard Armitage certainly garners a different response. I guess that’s why they call it The Armitage Effect.

    These are some of my favorite scenes too. When I saw Lucas remove his glove initially in that episode of Spooks, I literally made noises! We’ve already established that I’m a tried and true fangurl so I guess that confession is not surprising.

  27. MaidMelee says:

    Ah, Richard sure knows how to work it! Thanks so much for taking time to do this lovely & funny animated gif. Sure captures a moment of divine deja vu!

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