Richard Armitage Most Wanted: Charmed & Dangerous, January 25, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #865)

I’m playing around with graphics on my new computer—still navigating and loading old and new software.  So we had an old Photoshop Elements 3.0 cd—when Elements is now up to version 14. Ha!—that is new to me, and I wasn’t sure if it would work with Windows 10 OS.  But it seems to.   Whew!  Though I notice some color matching differences between what a picture looks like in my Photoshop and what it looks like online.  So I might be tweaking my blog header which now seems to have a greenish cast to it.  Ha!


And I got my printer driver hooked up today.  Yay!  So though I don’t have my data files transferred over yet—baby steps—here is my first Richard Armitage graphic that I made with my new computer:


Richard Armitage Most Wanted:  Charmed & Dangerous



I made this wallpaper using a background graphic image from HP Creations and an EsquireUK December 2013 photo shoot portrait of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage –*purrrr*–courtesy of the wonderful Richard Armitage news and photo resources at RANet ( )!


Then I imported the completed wallpaper image from HP Creations via screen shot pasted into MS Word.  And then finally, I copied the graphic to Photoshop from there.  Yeah, I know, it is not as direct a method as I would like.  But HP Creations now let’s you only “create” graphics, but you can’t export them until you pay for the upgrade.  And I’m cheap. And I’m still learning out to work the software here on my new computer without adding yet another new software to the growing mix.  Ha!  But remember, I bought my “new” computer on sale at a deep discount as a  XMAS return.  So my computer didn’t come with a box, how to manuals, nor even a keyboard—which I rectified for $13.  So I’ll have to hunt for online versions of the computer and Windows 10OS manuals.  But so far, the computer and Win10 seem pretty intuitive—and I’m loving it!  And it has a 64 bit processor.  And I’ll have to try my hand at making gifs—once I review bccmee’s Gif tutorials.


So, my RA wallpaper above is simple, but hopefully cheerful and warming  for a new work week Monday after the East Coast of the U.S. had a mountainous weather storm of a blizzard to contend with.  *brrrr*  Have a gReAt week!  Cheers!



About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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9 Responses to Richard Armitage Most Wanted: Charmed & Dangerous, January 25, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #865)

  1. I must learn how to work in Photoshop! And simple means, in most of the cases, more! ;) *hugs*

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    • Hi Andrea, Thanks for your nice note! I really like Adobe Photoshop Elements. It has all the picture editing tools that I need for simple to complex image editing. Best wishes with your foray into Photoshop! Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. January 25 & 27, 2016–Thanks for liking this post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers!

    Esther, Hariclea, Carolyn, Evie Arl, jholland, & Servetus


  3. Irish Witch says:

    I love what you have done and you should be proud of it. It looks great. BYW, love the title, so apropo :Richard Armitage Most Wanted: Armed and Dangerous lol..Boy is he ever :) you brightened my day..thanks.

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    • Hi Irish_Witch, Thanks for your very nice note about my RA wallpaper! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! And Richard Armitage is such a wonderful muse for my and other people’s focus. Sighhh! Cheers! Grati ;->


  4. Tereza Tassuett says:

    Beautiful wallpaper and Richard is elegant as ever.

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    • Hi Tereza, Thanks so much for your lovely comment about my RA wallpaper. Richard’s elegance and sophistication is also matched by his talent, philanthropy, and gentlemanly demeanor. Sighhh! Cheers! Grati ;->


  5. Evie Arl says:

    Hey Grati,

    Such a beautiful image. If you haven’t heard it, listen to Valentino by Tinderbox. The eyes twinkle line always makes me think of Richard.

    Best, as always



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    • Hi Evie, Thanks for your very kind comment about my RA wallpaper. I’m glad that you enjoyed it! I’ll have to listen to the song you mentioned tonight. I’m at home only briefly now to feed doggies and me, then I have to dash back to the office for a meeting. Cheers! Grati ;->


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