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Thread: Making bogs and swamps in GIMP

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    I like the way you did the bogs in your Abred map... but I think I found what bothered me about them in this particular map: you use exactly the same way for the bog-vegetation that you use for the forests. Thus they seem to be of equal height on the map... and together this looks like your bogs are filled with huge trees.

    Maybe you could adjust the drop shadow (or whatever you used to make this 3D effect) on either the bogs or the forests?

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    You may not like it, but I tried something in this map that I liked a bit for this style of map.
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    Similar to RobA's search on "aerial bog" I found some slightly different pictures when I did aerial swamp.

    I am having a similar issue myself so I was glad to find this thread!

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    I also did a Google search on "aerial marsh"...march, bog, and swamp are all slightly different if you look them up in Wikipedia, but I am finding that the aerial photos look very similar on all those searches. Then again, within each search term, there are photos with very different looks, and they come from very different climate areas--I found one from Siberia! I'm sure there must be differences between a swamp in Siberia and a swamp in Africa, for instance. I'm just not sure if that would show up visually or not.

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    Sheesh, I was about to post this exact thread and was beaten to it. Psychic! Everyone else's attempts are so inspiring that I'm going to have another attempt at a quick and dirty marshland. If I manage to come up with something remotely appealing (er... unappealing? It's a marsh) then I'll totally copy my steps here.

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