Posts Tagged With: Photoshop

A new laptop means…

…new wallpapers! I installed the trial version of Photoshop CS6 Extended on the new laptop and decided to play around with the 3D features. Naturally these graphics had to include Richard Armitage in some way, shape or form. The end product is so far off from what I originally set out to make, but that’s how creativity works for me.

Everyone remembers those wooden letter blocks from their childhood, right? I actually think I still have mine somewhere. All I can say is that they would have been even better if they had looked like this! 😉

RA 3D Wallpaper-WIP

 

Unfortunately the laptop isn’t equipped to run the 3D features very well, which means that Photoshop crashed on me repeatedly. At one point I ended up with wooden blocks hovering all over the place. At first I found it frustrating, but later I thought it was pretty cool looking. So after I finally got the pyramid of blocks all put together, I went back and intentionally made the blocks float at funky angles.  It’s silly, but I like it! 🙂

 

RA 3D Wallpaper-Crazy

 

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To my bit on the side…

…Happy 32nd birthday, Tom Hiddleston!

Hiddles-Birthday

Ten points if you can guess which of his movies inspired my choice of cake for the graphic. 😉

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Tumblr-ing

Between putting the Christmas decorations away, a cold and an impromptu trip to the Great Smoky Mountains I haven’t had much time for blogging the last week. Once everything was done, I got a hair brained idea to make a background for my Tumblr. If you’ve ever done this, then you know that sometimes you have to play with the html code to get things to work just right. I have no idea what I’m doing with html–or at least I didn’t before I decided to give changing the background a go–which meant lots and lots of Google searches and trial and error.

I’m happy to say that I actually figured out what I was doing! Here is what I ended up with:

Polyamorous Fangirling Tumblr

 

Not only did I get the background image in, I also figured out how to make said image static, so it didn’t scroll with the content! This was only the tip of the iceberg it turned out. I showed it to a few friends and ended up making backgrounds for their Tumblr’s as well AND figuring out how I needed to alter the html for the specific themes they had installed–all part of the learning process.

Here are the other three backgrounds I did:

Things2MakeMeSmile Tumblr

I’ve discovered a love for lens flares and lighting effects in PS

 

RA-Zan13 Tumblr

I had fun making all of these stamps to go with the Postage Tumblr theme!

Random Richard's Ramblings Tumblr

Did I mention I have a think for lens flares and lighting effects? 😉

JasRangoon: Making Tumblr a more RAvishing place, one blog at a time. 😉

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Happy New Year, Armitage World!

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful holiday season. We had my brother’s family to visit and had so much fun with the nieces and nephew. My oldest niece and I even tried out a new cookie recipe. Anyone ever heard of unicorn poop cookies? 😉

This seemed like a good time to put all of Richard Armitage’s Hobbit premiere looks to good use. I made each image wallpaper size and have them rotating on my screen.

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Many blessings to each of you, my Armitage buddies, in 2013! And here is hoping that 2013 is Richard Armitage’s best year yet!!! 🙂

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my wonderful Armitage community friends. May your holiday season be filled with love, joy, cheer and hopefully some delicious holiday meals! 😉

RA Christmas Card 2012

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Richard Armitage Line Art: Take Two

With the plethora of new images of Richard Armitage we’ve seen lately, I decided it was time to give line art another try. Last time I had a lot of issues with his mouth. So this time, I spent a good amount of time looking through images to pick one I thought I’d have better luck with. Such an arduous task, let me tell you! 😉

Anyway, here is the image I used:

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It is from the press conference in New Zealand. I don’t know who took the image. If you’d like credit, let me know.

Here is my line drawing version:

RA from NZ Press Conference

I incorporated a few things that I’ve learned since the last time…how to do eyebrows and eyelashes. Oh, and I tried to duplicate the shirt. I’m not sure that really falls into the line art category, but I’m all for mixing styles. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. His mouth is much better, which makes me very happy! 🙂

 

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If Only

So, is there going to be a Hobbit premiere in Scotland? Because this fangirl would love to see something like this:

A girl can dream right?

I’ll probably be back with a post later today to share my latest (only partially computer related) DIY project.

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Do I have room for a plush Thorin?

Life is busy. Not to mention that my beloved St. Louis Cardinals are in the playoffs. Then there is the fact that ItsJSforMe keeps introducing me to books she thinks I’ll like…she has yet to be wrong. There’s also the Twitter campaign attempting to have Richard Armitage cast as Matthew Clairmont in the WB’s A Discovery of Witches. I hadn’t read the book, but that oversight has been rectified.

All of this has left me with little time and to be honest, little inclination for blogging in the last week. Oh, I’ve read other’s blogs, checked out my Twitter feed and Facebook, but I’ve just been uninspired as far as this space goes.

But then I saw the little plush Thorin doll. He’s adorable. I can already imagine snuggling with him in bed. The only problem is, I don’t think he’ll fit!

I think the best explanation is visual:

See my dilemma? I barely fit in the bed, let alone another chaRActer! Maybe he can take up residence on the dresser. I’ll just have to make sure he doesn’t make use of the hookah. 😉

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Line Drawings: Richard Armitage

I was looking for a Photoshop tutorial for something I wanted to try. Totally out of character for me, right? 😉 Anyway, I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did come across another tutorial for making line drawings. Naturally I had to try it out.

Here is the original photo for reference:

 

Here is the black and white line drawing. I had to find a second tutorial to add stubble.

Then I went through and added color.

I’m not happy with how the mouth turned out, but I gave up after I lost count of how many attempts I made to get it right. Oh well, there’s always next time.

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3D ChaRActer Gallery

Welcome to Jas’ 3D Art Gallery! As you will see upon entering we have Guy, Thorin, Lucas and John Porter currently gracing the walls of our lovely establishment. Have a look around and enjoy yourselves.

Just remember, no stroking, petting or licking the artwork!

 

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