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    Default Sandy Ravine encounter map - Dark Sun Battlemaps

    An encounter map of a Sandy Ravine I made in Photoshop CS6 playing around with height maps.

    I've attached a 2000x2000 version as well as a 4096x4096 version in case someone wants to crop it to use just a portion.

    I used the excellent height map tutorial by Pasis to do this as well as his sample height maps

    I think it came out looking pretty sweet. I can't thank Pasis enough for the tutorial!

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    Sandy Ravine encounter map - Dark Sun Battlemaps-sandyravine-smaller.jpg

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    Sandy Ravine encounter map - Dark Sun Battlemaps-sandyravine.jpg
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    Same map but with green foliage covered hills and a cobblestone road for use in non-arid landscapes =)

    This one came out a bit darker than I'd like so I have a lighter version too

    Sandy Ravine encounter map - Dark Sun Battlemaps-grassyravine-smaller.jpg

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    Sandy Ravine encounter map - Dark Sun Battlemaps-grassyravine-smaller2.jpg
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    Wow, the height map looks awesome!

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    Nice topography! And thank you for the link, I will definitely see what I can do with this.

    cheers,
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    Good work, thanks for this nice map !

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    i like the lighter one quite a bit more, i love the amount of detail in such a small area

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    Can i suggest try playing with different blending modes in layers. you could get some nice contrasts. For you made some nice work but looks like a spray can of colour. Maybe a noise layers with some other colour blended. over the rocks. ( only suggested as you said newbie to PS ) plus some masks over the vegetations. Masks and layers are you friends.

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    Thanks for the feedback =)

    @Londonsmee I agree could do more on the coloration side of things. I'm very much still learning Photoshop at the moment, getting better all the time but still a relative newb! Thanks for the suggestions I will try them
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