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Titania
08-05-2010, 01:43 AM
Hello all.

I stumble over a Wacom Bamboo borad yesterday at 30% discount so i couldn't resist! So now i decided to try and make a nice map in PS while i learn how to use a wacom board =)
If i'm gonna learn things why not learn 2 things at the same time...

I started yesterday to do the old paper and contour lines for tha land. The only thing i coulden't really get as i wanted was the shape of the land.
I used the Render -> Cloude, add threshold layer and played around. But i couldn't really get those big and nice landmasses. I might try another technique after work today. And I'll also post a WIP picture.

Ascension
08-05-2010, 05:48 AM
Try putting an empty layer just under the threshold and then airbrush white and black on that layer. Use a very low opacity when painting so as to not destroy the clouds too much.

Titania
08-05-2010, 06:40 AM
Nice tips. i'll try that as soon as i get home !

Titania
08-05-2010, 03:40 PM
Todays progress.

mearrin69
08-05-2010, 05:19 PM
Looks pretty good. I like the trees. The edges of the paper and continents are a little pixellated - might consider softening those up a bit. The coffee cup rings are to die for!
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Titania
08-06-2010, 02:25 AM
I love coffe stains, don't know why but i do.

Soon weekend then i can spend some quality time with my map. Thank god no children ;)
Gonna se if i can fix the edge a bit, need to do some cities and then find out a way to paint sea and lakes, i want some effect but don't really know what yet.

Katto
08-06-2010, 03:50 AM
Good start and a very nice choice of colors so far.

Titania
08-06-2010, 02:11 PM
Todays progress... I'm not very satisfied but it's fun.

Can't demand to much from my self, first map much to learn =)