Graphic a Day in May 2012 – Day 23

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:

Screencap courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Here’s your graphic of the day:

Remember the future

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:

Promo picture courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

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:

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28 Responses to Graphic a Day in May 2012 – Day 23

  1. trlibhart says:

    Ok, that is just awesome!! That will teach to send her friends to collect her records and then change her number!! 😉


  2. lovemrthornton says:

    Genius. Again.

  3. cdoart says:

    I love what you did with his scin tones, bccmee. Great combination and siggie!. Thank you, trlibhart, for the picture choice!
    As another job choice for Guy, I think he would have been a good knight (though he did not have the required funds to get such a position) in the King’s army and his life would have taken an entirely different turn.

    • cdoart says:

      Just had a much better job idea for Guy. He would have been the ideal mage or alchemist for me. His love potion works excellently on his fans ;o)

  4. april73 says:

    OMG OMG OMG… swoon…

    Beautiful pic choice Trlibhart. 🙂

    Bccmee, it’s perfect… as usual. 🙂

  5. Mezz says:

    Lovely pic, trlibhart, and another wonderful graphic, B. Once again, many thanks for taking the time to explain how you put it together.

  6. Emma says:

    Great choice, trlibhart. Bcc, I love that you brightened the original. Such pretty eyes that man has!

    Guy would’ve been a good blacksmith. He could have his own sword collection. Then he’d go home to Marian and the children at night. You could totally see that, right? 🙂

  7. Chrissy says:

    Love the Guy picture, love the graphic and I love the song that goes with this.

    If Guy wasnt wasting his time on silly Marion he could have married me!!

  8. Leigh Vondereau says:

    Just gorgeous!!
    If he were so inclined, Guy could have seduced and married Prince Geoffrey’s widow, Arthur of Brittainy’s mother. In that position, he could have changed history, enforced Richard I’s will for the succession, and successfully put down John’s bid for the throne, becoming Arthur’s regent — not king, but damned close.

  9. I’m very happy a Guy graphics was in the queue today!
    Perfect choice of everything.

  10. ItsJSforMe says:

    Wonderful graphic, bccmee! Love how you used the frame font. You are so clever!! 🙂 Great cap choice, trlibhart!

  11. titianminx says:

    Ooo Glorious Guy! Perfect in every way.

  12. Holliday says:

    Another fantastic graphic. Good choice of picture by trlibhart.

  13. jacqui_coinyard says:

    Indeed great choice of picture, Trlibhart! Just catching up on last weeks graphics, have been occupied the last couple of days. Had to go to hospital for a check up but nothing was amiss. In my imagination Guy is now a decent Sheriff, just and stern and still strolls through Nottingham in his leathers..! I know ’cause I visit him frequently.. 😉

  14. Judit says:

    Thanks, trlibhart for the gorgeous choice of picture and for the song recommendation. I have never heard of Gotye (obviously I’ve been missing out on something as this clip has 222 mill views on YT!) but I really liked this song! 🙂 Bcc, you did a fantastic job again with the siggie! You know what, I think Guy could have been a much better Robin Hood than Robin Hood himself! 🙂

  15. jeanniegisborne says:

    Gorgeous Guy graphic, B! I love this with the song. Great idea trlibhart! 🙂

  16. beengizzied says:

    If only Guy had been as prophetic as this siggie, Team #23.

    I could see Guy as a prototype trophy husband.

  17. Jennie says:

    Yet another wonderful graphic B! I love the skin-tone and doesn’t it make that wonderful nose look just magnificent! The darkened background really does prove that less is sometimes more! Still learning lots every day from this project, but one thing it has taught me is that I need to upgrade my version of Photoshop. 😉

    Great choice of screencap trlibhart!

    An alternative occupation for Guy? As “Black Hawk” the latest new “Avenger”…… striding through space and time righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in distress! (the queue starts just behind me….) 😉

  18. Teuchter says:

    Another day when I’ve been thrilled by the choice of picture, the music to accompany it and the finished graphic. Each picture is spectacular but together they make a combination. Thank you ladies.
    I already did my bit and voted for Richard!! How great is that? A nomination for Best Actor even though we saw so little of him in that series! Does anyone know if, what to me is the REAL SB, was ever nominated for anything? It seems strange that his performance in Cinemax’s Project Dawn was chosen and not Sky1’s Strike Back when it was released. Of course I’m delighted that he is nominated, whatever it is for!! 😀

  19. Hi Bccmee and Gotye,
    A lovely Sir Guy image, wonderfully enhanced with the design of the siggie! Poor Guy, such angst in his eyes and soul.
    Cheers! Grati ;->

  20. Kathleen says:

    Wonderful job improving the original picture which was a great choice, trlibhart!

    Now that we have heard RA sing how about a troubadour, in leather of course.

  21. Thais says:

    Gorgeous graphic, Bccmee! Love it ’cause here RA’s wearing beard again. 😀
    RA played Guy of Gisbourne so well that I can’t imagine him doing anything else in Robin Hood. 🙂

  22. Mersguy says:

    Great choice of picture and song trlibhart – I’m a bit biased on both counts, love Guy and Goyte!! ♥ Wonderful graphic B, your so talented ☺

  23. Carolyn says:

    Beautiful, gorgeous siggie of Guy!

  24. bccmee says:

    @Everyone: Such interesting choices for Sir Guy’s other career! Hmm, they all seem to have him still wearing leather…. 😉 Maybe he can combine them somehow: An alchemist / blacksmith / sheriff / Robin Hood / “Black Hawk” time-traveling Avenger / troubadour / trophy husband to Marian or Prince Geoffrey’s widow who tells good knight bedtime stories to the children.

    Thanks to those of you who voted in the TV Choice Awards. Richard Armitage may have made the “long list” for Chris Ryan’s Strike Back, but he didn’t win anything for that role. I wonder if he’ll make the “short list” for his super short appearance in Strike Back: Project Dawn.

    I appreciate your lovely and thoughtful comments! See you soon. 😀

  25. Ania says:

    Oh, I really missed Sir Guy. * sigh * Great pictures choice trlibhart! Beautiful and very touching graphic Bccmee.♥Thank you both!

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