View Full Version : any advice on how to create tapperd rivers in PS and or some effects for lake's / sea

03-12-2010, 07:27 AM
hey ,

as the title mentions im lookign for some advice , preferably easy to understand on how to create tapperd rivers

as to the style it has to resemble old hand-drawn maps , Im workign on a greyscale "parchment"

but just drawign the rivers is not giving the result I want :p and other river tutorials cover different styles unfortneatly .. anyone have any sugestion ?

Also a "effect" for ponds , lake's or sea's would be nice to .

Usualy i make my "effects" as a pattern , invert the color and "rubb" it in where I need ( forests , mountains , swamps ect..)

thx in advance

03-12-2010, 11:11 AM
Moved from Tutorials to regional/world mappping.

-Rob A>

03-12-2010, 01:45 PM
I handdraw my rivers - but I think it would be easier to help if you uploaded an example of what you've done - and even better yet if you add an example (or link to one) of what you want :)

Steel General
03-12-2010, 04:07 PM
You should be able to do something with Brush Dynamics - I've fiddled with it quite some time ago.

03-12-2010, 09:57 PM
Try this tutorial here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?2711-Award-Winner-Tapering-Rivers-in-Photoshop

I think that sounds like exactly what you're looking for :)

03-13-2010, 03:41 AM
indeed thsi si what i was lookign for ^^