Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Realistic Elevation Photoshop Brushes

  1. #1
      jwbjerk is offline
    Guild Journeyer
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    147

    Default Realistic Elevation Photoshop Brushes

    When tackling the problem of creating a realistic elevation map, i tried first to make a set of brushes that i could use to paint in elevation with. These were carefully created from real elevation data. While they certainly work better than painting with round fuzzy brushes, it wasn't entirely what i wanted, and i mostly turned to copy/pasting real elevation into my map. However, i've still found the brushes useful to add in some detail, and some of you may find them useful too. So i present them here.

    * To keep the pattern from being too obvious, these brushes are highly randomized in position, opacity, rotation, scale, etc, and some combine 2 graphic elements. Each click will produce a different result.

    * Some of these brushed look best with single clicks, and others if you paint a stroke.

    * Some of these brushes are extremely large approaching 500 px wide, so the detail is about as high res as i could get it.

    * The Brushes are named: "Geo UP..." or "Geo DOWN", as you might expect, these are designed to raise or decrese elevation respectively.

    * To keep the image from being absurdly large, i only did about 2/3rds of the brushes in the example image below.

    Enjoy.


    Realistic Elevation Photoshop Brushes-geobrushes.jpg
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by jwbjerk; 05-11-2010 at 04:45 PM.

  2. #2
      RobA is offline
    Administrator RobA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Niagara, Canada
    Posts
    5,532

    Default

    Nice! I tried doing this a while back and like you found they aren't a silver bullet, but are handy for touching up edited terrain.

    -Rob A>

  3. #3
    Community Leader Facebook Connected Steel General's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    9,463

    Default

    Neat stuff, thx for posting.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



  4. #4
      toranaga18 is offline
    Guild Novice
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    6

    Default

    Looks amazing, Ill have to try it out tonight...I have a big map I want to make.

  5. #5
    Gan
      Gan is offline
    Guild Member Gan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    64

    Default

    Awesomeness in pure form. Here's my reputation for you, very useful.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •