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      mbartelsm is offline
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    Question Make Topographic maps

    does anyone knows how to make a topo map?

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      waldronate is offline
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    Starting with a heightfield, use something like Photoshop. Use the Posterize adjustment to get the number of contours, followed by the Find Edges filter convert the posterized image into contours. I then did a fade operation to get the slight background in there:

    Make Topographic maps-untitled-1.png Make Topographic maps-untitled-2.png

    After that it's labeling and decoration.

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