Welcome to the 2nd Graphic a Day in May 2012.
Our Richard Armitage picture was submitted by faboamanto. Thank you, faboamanto!
Here is the base image:
And here is today’s graphic:
The song chosen by faboamanto was “Bewitched” by Ella Fitzgerald: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYPoEGAttB8. It suited the Richard Armitage photo perfectly!
For this graphic, once again I started by cutting out the figure. I added three background images at different blending modes and opacity.
I created the ribbons with the pen tool. The petals/leaves were made by clipping out a rose petal and using the Edit > Define Brush Preset command, then using the new brush. The stars were created using a regular soft round brush and changing the Brush Presets.
The text “Bewitching” was written in the AR Hermann font with the Drop Shadow, Outer Glow and Bevel/Emboss effects added.
To get the overall brownish tone, I added a Color Balance adjustment layer above everything else.
Without a doubt, the music is having quite a profound effect. Hope you’re having a fun day and I’ll see you tomorrow. 😀