View Full Version : Creating Textured/Painterly Mountains in Photoshop

Steel General
01-19-2009, 01:22 PM
OK, in my January '09 Map Challenge thread some one asked for a tutorial on how I do my mountains. So here it is.

This is my first tutorial so please be gentle, though I definitely would like some feedback. :)

Here is a small image of a mountain completed with the tutorial - just so you get an idea.

01-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Thank you! I'm going to be trying to adapt this to PhotoPaint. Your instructions were very clear and I think will transfer well.

01-19-2009, 05:54 PM
Cool idea. I've experimented with this a bit, but I'll give your tut a run and see how it works.

01-19-2009, 09:36 PM
Here we go. Just grabbed a handful of your ideas and gave it a whirl.
There's no thought behind this and it's using standard PS textures and effects.
I wanted a blurry land map below the floating island, the water is just because i didn't have anything handy.

Steel General
01-20-2009, 06:51 AM
That's pretty cool - get some nice textures on there and it will really 'pop' I think.

Did you use noise for the falls or some kind of scatter or splatter brush?

01-20-2009, 07:00 AM
1px brush with a lot of scatter and color noise.

04-14-2009, 07:11 AM
Wow, your tutorial is totally awsome, many thanks !