Hey everyone, what’s been going on? 😀 Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Today’s picture of Richard Armitage at the New York City premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger comes to us from snicker’s mom. She has a new Tom Hiddleston blog: The Hiddlestonian. Thanks for your contributions, snicker’s mom! Oh
Loki looky, it’s Richard Armitage’s beard again!
Here’s your base image:
Here’s your graphic of the day:
First of all, I fired up the music recommended by snicker’s mom, “What’s Been Going On?” sung by Amos Lee. The lyrics made me think of the city outside my apartment window: New York, NY! There’s always something going on. 😀 I love my city so it was appropriate to illustrate my affection in this siggie.
To start off the graphic, I cut out Richard Armitage. I definitely wanted to include the skyline which I never tire of:
To match the gray jacket worn by Richard Armitage, I chose to add some effects to make the buildings black and white and more abstract. I used the Cutout and Colored Pencil effects which are built into Adobe Photoshop CS5. I added some lens flares and then created a solid black layer above the background and set it to the Hue blend mode to desaturate the skyline.
For the caption, I chose to modify this famous New York city logo using the King font.
I applied the Cutout and Colored Pencil filters to Richard Armitage’s image but much more subtly. For the finishing touch, I added beams from the Empire State Building which shine on Richard Armitage’s face and create heart-shaped light atop the red heart.
When he’s famous enough, perhaps someday there will be an “I ♥ RA” spotlight beaming into the night sky like the bat signal in Batman! 😉
The heart logo is very ubiquitous. A friend and frequent commenter, april73, posted an image on facebook of a t-shirt given to her as a gift. She kindly gave me permission to post this photo here on my blog:
If you literally bumped into Richard Armitage somewhere in the world while wearing such a t-shirt, how would you react? If he asked you where you got it, what would you say in response? No fair saying you wouldn’t dare wear this. It’s all make-believe so pretend you’re writing a fictional story or a movie if you can’t imagine the scenario as yourself. No excuses for chickening out of this hypothetical question, LOL! 😀 😛