Posted by Brenda
Since I can find no words of my own to share with you today, I give you instead one of my favorite poems.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed,
and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds
and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of.
Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov’ring there I’ve chased the shouting wind along,
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee
Battle of Britain
Texture Tuesday Processing (Photoshop CC)
This art piece owes much to Mark S. Johnson Photography – his Photoshop Workbench series is a treasure trove of post-processing and compositing inspiration. In order for the airplane to disappear into the texture, I modified his “Paint Splatter Border Effect” tutorial.
- In Camera Raw, convert to black and white using the CoffeeShop Blog Regular Cup of Joe preset
- Add Stained Linen texture, blend mode = Normal. Desaturate (CTRL+ Shift + U). Add a layer mask. Using a paint splatter brush, paint on the mask with black, revealing the plane. Using Mask Properties, set the density of the mask to 50%
- Add the Vintage Craquelure Texture from Shadowhouse Creations. Desaturate. Set blend mode to Overlay
- Process my Midtone Contrast action. Add a layer mask. With a soft brush, paint out the bottom details of the plane
- Add a Levels adjustment to bring out the contrast, especially in the highlights
Below is the original image and the Photoshop Layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen