City designer 3 Beaches/coastal towns
I'm Learnoing CC3/CD3 on my own here. i have watched some vid tutorials as well as done some pdf tuts. but now i'm on atime crucnh for my RP game i'm hosting and i need 4 maps done 2 are coastal. and i cant figure out how to make some beaches that look very good.
I'm running into the situation when i add an outer glow with x color where the ocean goes off the side of map it looks funny it likes fades of and looks tapered. then i wanna ad some effects in the water to give the effect of shallow to deep, i tried an inner glow for that with a light blue but it gives a nice effect where the beach is but it goes around the boarder of the map. i'll give an example jpg. i did it to the extreme so it stands out what i'm talking about. looking for semi realistic beaches. Thanks.
Maybe this is what you're looking for
I drew 3 contours, one using the Background Stone 2 Fill and the other using different shades of water. This shows no effects, but I used edge fade and glow on the water and the background sheets and that looked pretty good. You have to tweek these effects to your liking and it will take some patience.
One Method of Drawing a cliff
I just added a contour above the beach and under the water and place lines to show height. This is really rough, but i hope you get the idea. You will have to mess with the line width, in CC3 it is in paper dimensions, so as you zoom in and out the line stay the same width.