Artist note: In this NASA photograph taken in Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, Jan 1969, you see the HL-10 research plane on the left, it is a lifting body concept used in a study for a reusable manned spacecraft. Eventually, at the end of this line of studies, there was the Space Shuttle. The recent events with Star Wars VII (the X-wing revelation) and the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing prompted me to do something different from my usual photostream. Celebrating both Star Wars and the Human Spaceflight, I added a little twist to this photo.
This was one of three final projects for my photoshop class, and the only one to get 100%. It was also ridiculously easy. I think there were like, nine steps involved, at most. I didn’t even have to lasso the flying saucer, the magic wand got it perfect the first pass. Literally took less than five minutes.
Now my professor says he wishes I’d sent him the .psd instead of the .jpg so he could see how I did it.
"uh… sorry, didn’t save it."
It’s a talent to make it look like it took hours to do.