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ravells
02-27-2011, 06:11 PM
I found an online tutorial about a quick way of making curtains in PS. Basically use the default Graduated fill tool, set it to 'linear' and 'difference', and draw short horizontal lines across the canvas. You can get some really funky effects with this using the radial option and then then vivid light .... just playing with all the settings, but start with the setting on 'difference'. I couldn't make anything 'mappy' out of it though (the third image almost looks like some sort of damasked material), although someone may have more luck!

Ascension
02-27-2011, 10:24 PM
I forget who, but a relatively new guy (the past 8 months or so) uses a method similar to those middle ones in creating his terrain. Has a tut as well. Whereas I use about 20 difference clouds he uses the radial gradient set to difference.

RobA
02-27-2011, 10:35 PM
Its a common technique to make a "satin" effect.

Its the same process I used in my token script: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?4541-GIMP-Automate-this&p=52383#post52383

-Rob A>

tilt
02-28-2011, 04:54 AM
I've used the satin effect for make bed linen on battle maps - worked perfectly :)

ravells
02-28-2011, 05:13 AM
lol, oh dang, and there I was thinking I'd discovered something new like Alexander Flemming!

jfrazierjr
02-28-2011, 11:35 AM
With some playing around, two and three can be combined to make a decent height map for mountains. I took image two and applied a displacement with 3 as source(and a bit of blur) and it made a fairly decent height map for mountains...

tilt
03-01-2011, 05:48 AM
post what you got jfrazierjr :)

jfrazierjr
03-01-2011, 09:16 AM
Sorry, I did not save it.... just played with and deleted.