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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doge View Post
    Waldronate:Thanks for the tips! As I said in the OP, I read 'How to Get Your Rivers in the Right Place', but it didn't help me much. Partly because I have no idea how to make a terrain height map like he did. I lack artistic ability or even a basic grasp of GIMP or PS skills...would you have any idea how to reproduce his effects in Paint.net or GIMP?
    Reading comprehension has rarely been something of which I am accused. I didn't notice the reference to the tutorial was already in your post.

    You've identified mountains, and that's the hard part. Now just identify some low spots (the ocean and your lakes should be those spots). Now draw lines from high to low, going over the shortest distance possible without going from low to high. If you can identify some intermediate levels of low-to-high, things will get easier.

    I am especially gifted in the lack of artistic ability department. To make up for that lack a little, I do write some software. http://www.cartographersguild.com/at...ing-wilbur.pdf describes a process that can generate fairly plausible rivers with very little in the way of artistic input (if you can paint white blobs on a black background, you can use this process). It takes some CPU power, memory, and a copy of MS Windows among other things.

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    JBpedia
    He helped me a lots in my river's position in my map.
    Here is a crude view of your topography (worked as good exercise for me)
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    Obrigado Aquarits!

    And thanks for the tip Waldronate. I think that I'm getting the hang of things now.

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    I learned a lots with this topic.

    And thanks for the "Obrigado"

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