Welcome to day 1 of A Graphic a Day in May 2012.
Today’s John Porter picture was submitted by magwi. Thank you, magwi!
Here is the base image:
And here is today’s graphic:
This image was definitely influenced by magwi’s operatic choice. Somehow it fit to place John Porter in Majorca, LOL! She chose a song from the 1984 movie Carmen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dutx8qQ9qfE
I had so much fun making this project! I played around with a few ideas that didn’t work at first but then I kept feeling the pull of the music which led me to an exotic locale. I remembered Richard Armitage’s interview about Spooks where he joked about his Lucas North character going to Majorca and somehow that thought wouldn’t leave, even though this was a John Porter graphic. 😀 It became a postcard.
After cutting out the John Porter character, I brightened him up a bit. Then I did a quick Google image search and found this snapshot:
You may notice that I changed the reflection in Porter’s sunglasses.
I also added a cement texture:
For the text “Greetings from Majorca” I used three different fonts. To create the 3D effect for the word “Majorca” I used the repoussé feature in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended.
Finally, I added a lens flare to the letter “O.”
That’s the story behind today’s graphic. 😀 I’ll see you tomorrow!