Then add small rectangles located at an angle of 45 degrees, as shown in the middle figure, and place small triangles at their ends, as shown in the right figure:
Coloring Element “The Devil’s Knees”
After you smooth and round the corners, you can use the command Edit> Transform> Flip Vertically to complete the shape of the element. Decorate the Devil’s Knees with large triangles in the upper and lower parts of the element and several small triangles in the center, as shown in the figure below.
As you noticed, all elements use the same methods and very simple shapes. Their combination gives a variety of ornaments:
3. Creating a frame and auxiliary elements
Let’s create some frames for the ornament. Continue reading
Change the blur method from “Ring” to “Linear” and set the blur value to relatively low so that the effect is quite subtle. Apply this filter, and you get the mechanism for fixing the propeller blades in motion:
Select the rectangular area around the center of the blade attachment mechanism
Use “Radial Blur” with a relatively low value, the blur method is “Ring”
Apply Radial Blur to create the illusion of movement of the blade attachment mechanism
Now we can add the blades themselves. They rotate faster than the central part of the fastening mechanism, so the blur effect should be stronger.
Using a soft brush of light gray color, draw a sharp elongated figure of the rotating blades. Then add a rectangular selection around it. Select the Radial Blur filter, and repeat the previous steps, but this time set a much higher value to enhance the effect. Continue reading
1. Research subject
In this article, we will be creating an image of a plane 94 of the US Air Force Fighter Squadron. The simplest studies give us information that during the Second World War the 94th squadron was located at the base of the Air Defense in the Great Lakes region. Therefore, I decided to depict a plane in flight over water.
2. Create a working canvas
To ensure the most accurate display of small details, I chose the largest possible canvas that a computer can process without serious problems – 5000 by 3337 pixels:
Before we get started, we need to collect all the necessary information. I found on the net an image of a pilot’s flight suit of that time, an airplane coloring scheme, and also an image of a fighter: Continue reading