Hope you’re having a great Wednesday!
Today’s screencap of Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne was contributed by Elaine who runs a photography blog: A Scattering. She recommended the song “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele. Thank you very much, Elaine!
Here’s your screencap from Robin Hood season 2, episode 10:
Here’s your graphic of the day:
For this graphic, I didn’t need to cut out the base image so I brightened it up and placed it on a layer. Then to fill the empty space, I snaffled the following Sir Guy screencap from RichardArmitageNet.Com:
Then I brightened this second image to a lesser degree. I added some mist using the Filter > Render > Clouds command and erased enough to allow us to see Sir Guy but left it around the edges of the graphic.
When I went off in search of an appropriate quote for our dark knight, many of them pertained to chess. Combined with the repeated refrain from the song “And you played it to the beat,” I had no choice but to go along with the game. 😉 So I found this image:
I’ve seen the effect of a character and a contrasting shadow before and always wanted to try using this idea. It fit so well with this graphic. 🙂 I blurred this image of the chess piece, rotated it and lowered its opacity so it looked like a shadow.
The text “Knight in Action” was written with the QueenEmpressCapitals font and I used the Warp Text button to give it the wavy effect. Finally I added a drop shadow to the text.
Have you seen this poster for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace before? It’s an example of the shadow effect.
If your shadow could look like anything at all, what would you choose? Would your neighbors notice?