Happy Wednesday to you!
Today’s screencap of Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne was contributed by trlibhart. She also recommended the song “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. Thanks bunches, trlibhart!
Here’s your screencap:
Here’s your graphic of the day:
First off, I cut out the Guy figure. I adjusted his coloring using the Tweaker filter from Xero Graphics. For the background over his right shoulder, I placed the gray part of the original screencap behind him.
I’m not sure what possessed me, but under the influence of the music and my muse, I thought of the caption “Remember the future.” The font is Dukeplus and I applied a Bevel and Emboss effect.
Once the caption was complete, I chose the following promo picture for the background image:
I duplicated this image and placed these new layers above a gray background. I set them to various blend modes until I was satisfied. The darkness is intentional.
For the border, I used the Lots of Frames font. Typing the letter “R” results in this frame with this particular font:
I duplicated and used this layer around the entire graphic, erasing parts that were unnecessary. To darken it, I placed a black border atop it and lowered the opacity of this layer. Finally, I added a Curves adjustment layer over most of the other layers to brighten things a bit.
This graphic is an example of how I often work. Lots of experimentation and just trying things out with no plan but to stop when it feels finished. 😉
If Guy was never hired as henchman/Master-at-Arms, what other career choices do you think would’ve suited him?
P.S. Richard Armitage has been nominated for a TV Choice Award for his role in Strike Back: Project Dawn. The series is also up for an award. You can vote here: http://www.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk/tvchoice-awards-2012