Welcome our 24th graphic of the month!
Today’s photo is contributed by Holliday. She also recommended the song “You Should Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees. Thank you very much, Holliday!
Here’s your base image of Richard Armitage way back in 2003 for a promo shoot for Cold Feet:
Here’s your graphic of the day:
Is it possible to explode with joy? I had such fun making this graphic, it’s unbelievable! The song made me grin the entire time too.
To create this graphic, I first cut out the figure of dancing Richard Armitage. Then I duplicated this layer twice. To the background dancers, I used the Puppet Warp tool to change them a bit. Although I could have simply used other images from this same photoshoot, I wanted to play around with tweaking the same picture.
To make it a bit more symmetrical, I flipped one of the background Richards by using the Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal command. Then I scaled down the two Richards in the background, duplicated them and added motion blur to give a sense of movement.
In the background, I added a purple layer and used the Filter > Noise > Add Noise command to provide a bit of texture.
Atop the purple background, I added this 3-way mirror:
I set the above mirror layer to the Luminosity blend mode so it would match the purple background.
Then I added this disco ball:
The disco ball layer was set to the Lighten blend mode so it would melt into the background. I put some RA faces behind the ball for fun. 😀 I replaced the lights with musical notes.
Finally, I added the caption “PRANCING” using the BellBottom.Laser font. To the letters “RA” I applied a Stroke and other effects to make them stand out a bit.
If Richard Armitage was cast to star in a biographical film of a famous singer, dancer or actor, who would you like that to be?