Posts Tagged With: Photoshop

For the RichLee Shippers Out There

Okay, so I know RichLee shipping isn’t popular among certain segments of the fandom. And I think we can all agree that private pictures should remain private. But I made this edit of the wallpaper in the previous post for a friend and have been encouraged to post it for any shippers out their who would like to have it. Besides, their poses work soooo well for this graphic! And seriously, friends go dancing together too!!!

Get Down Tonight-Rich and Lee Version

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Get Down Tonight

It’s been a while since these photographs by the very talented Sarah Dunn came out:

For some reason the Richard Armitage one popped into my head today and I saw him out on a dance floor getting his groove on. It’s been a while since I did much in Photoshop, but my fingers were itching and my brain wouldn’t let it go. So I made a little wallpaper that I thought I’d share.

Get Down Tonight

Anyone up for a dance party? 😉

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The 42nd Annual Armitage Day!

Okay, so I don’t actually know how long it’s been referred to as Armitage Day.  But it is Richard Armitage’s birthday and he is 42! 😉 Which means it’s time for celebration, cake, booze and thanks to my reemerging creativity (thanks thyroid meds) a little graphic I cooked up:

42nd Birthday Book

Wherever you are today, I hope you get to celebrate with friends and loved ones, Mr. A! Happy Birthday!!! (Not that I think you will actually see this blog post.)

P.S.–I know there’s a typo in the book. Let’s call it an homage to my favorite actor and his own occasional typing mistakes! 😉

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Extended Backgrounds

Yesterday I spent the day outside power washing the driveway. So today me and my tomato hued skin are taking a break and hiding from the sun, which gives me a chance to play around a bit. A couple of the new-to-us Ascroft pics that have come out in the last several days are just lovely and possibly some of my all-time favorites.

Because I like them so much I want to be able to use them as wallpapers on my laptop. But I’m weird I guess, and pretty much refuse to center the image with just a random solid color behind it, or crop the image so that it fills the screen but cuts off a lot of the original picture. Because of that, I’ve been playing around with trying to figure out how to extend the backgrounds. I thought I would share these in case anyone else would like to use them.

I had trouble with the first one, so the background is stretched out rather funny, but in the end I like how it turned out:

RobertAscroft-26-Wallpaper

The next one seriously might be my new absolute favorite RA photo ever. Jeans, t-shirt, Converse sneakers and a big, almost goofy smile. Yup, it’s a keeper (and my current wallpaper):

RobertAscroft-29-wallpaper

Gotta say thanks to RANet for finding and sharing the HQ version of all of these pics. They make playing with the photos in Photoshop so much more enjoyable.

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Richard Armitage Screensaver: Take 2

Happy Friday! I have a smile on my face because the cold, rainy weather is finally moving out and making room for 70s and sunshine this weekend. We definitely could use the lovely weather around here since in my house we’ve got colds, ear infections, sinus infections and bronchitis taking their toll.

All of this sickness has meant lots of time trying to rest on the sofa, movie marathons, and for me, playing around on the computer. I opted to make another screensaver and I’m pretty sure the last time I spent this much time on a single project was when I made my last fanvid. It isn’t often that I contemplate giving up on a project, but I got to that point with this one. I’d just closed all the files and said I was done with it! Thanks to ItsJSforMe, I decided to give it another go and managed to find what I needed to make the project a success.

This screensaver taught me a few things.

  1. There are projects that are too big for Photoshop to save as a gif.
  2. You can save animations as video in Photoshop CS6! (How cool is that?)
  3. If you have to turn your project into a video instead of a gif the method of making a screensaver is totally different. 😦
  4. I am easily frustrated when things don’t go my way.
  5. The joy that comes with finally solving the puzzle makes it all worthwhile! 😉

Since the project had to be saved as a video, I uploaded it to YouTube. It’s 9+ minutes long, but if you want an idea of what the screensaver looks like you can just watch the first couple of minutes.

In case anyone is interested in a copy, you can download it here.

 

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First Attempt: Richard Armitage Screensaver

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that if this special day means something for you, that you are enjoying the celebrations.

In the last couple of days I got a spark of inspiration. What was it this time? Well, I thought I would try and figure out how to make my own screensaver. It turns out that this is a multi-step process…at least the method I found. It started out with making an animated gif in Photoshop, which thankfully I already know how to do. Then it was on to converting it to an swf file in Flash (gotta love free 30 day trials). The last step was using a freeware program that converts the flash file into a screensaver. The program was not only free, but also really straightfoward!

So here is the gif I started out with (I had to shrink it for WordPress):

Floating-Bubbles-shrunk

 

Now that I know how to do this, I think I’ll go back and see if I can make something a little more polished. If anyone is interested in a copy of the screensaver, you can download the install file here. I love that once I installed the file, I simply had to go into the personalize option and select this as my screensaver. Believe it or not, I’m all about easy! 😉

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. Is everyone stuffed with various kinds of unnaturally green food? 😉 I’ve got corned beef and veggies cooking away in the crock pot. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to dinner.

In honor of the holiday, I made a cheesy graphic. Richard as a leprechaun: why not?

Leprechaun RA

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Putting RA Photos to Good Use

Real life has been intruding on fangirling of late. Between not feeling so hot towards the end of last week and real life concerns that I won’t bore you with, I just haven’t been feeling all that inspired or creative. Then more pictures from the Ascroft photoshoot were discovered on Monday and they were a big pick me up. I played around with a couple of the photos to make wallpapers for my laptop and thought I would share them as part of FanstRAvaganza.

This one lasted for all of five minutes on my screen before I decided I wanted something different, but I still like it:

Robert Ashcroft Mirrored Wallpaper

The something different I came up with also included the same photo, but combined with another from the photoshoot:

Robert Ashcroft Black and White Wallpaper

It isn’t often I have trouble tearing my eyes away from my laptop wallpaper. But these two photos are stunning and I find myself staring often.

A big thank you to Ali at RANet for the large photos! They really did make my week. 🙂

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Make sure to check out posts from all the FanstRAvaganza 4 participates here.

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Meet Stick Thorin Oakenshield

Out of the blue I’ve developed this crazy love of making stick figures. It started out as a simple little stick figure hug that I made for someone and it has turned into this need to teach myself to not only to make the stick figures, but also animate them–before anyone starts to worry, I am exaggerating. 😉 But I have made 3 generic stick figure animations and now I’ve moved on to the most ridiculous of all. I’m actually laughing at myself because of how cheesy this is, but I’m still going to share with you all.

Meet Stick Thorin Oakenshield:

Thorin and Stick Thorin

Yeah, I know he doesn’t really look like Richard as Thorin, but I’m still kind of fond of the little guy. Anyway I also decided that Stick Thorin needed to be animated and this is what I came up with:

Stick-Thorin-Twirling

Any guesses which scene inspired this piece of ridiculousness?

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Ogle Without Reproach: The Solution

Do you worry that you’re stripping Richard Armitage of his dignity? Do strangers insist that you are somehow harming the man?*  Well, I have the solution for you!

Richard Armitage Statues:

Now you can stare for hours on end and no one will think anything of it. It’s art after all.

RA Statue

 

*For those who just like to look at the man, and are happy with yourselves just the way you are, I hope you’ll enjoy this too! 😉

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