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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    water contours.... dark to light
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    Looks to me like taking a layer, setting the darkest area you want as a very dark blue and then take a lighter colour, making a contour, taking an even lighter color, and so on until you have the size of continents you want, then blurring it.

    And it also depends on the map in question.

    If the latter map is the source of the question, one of the things I recently discovered thank to inspiration from RobA is to copy your land layer, create a path from the selection, and then run a stroke path on that, and put that layer between your land(under land) and water layer(above water) and play with the mode (GIMP). This is especially cool if you set the brush size kind of big (and fuzzy) and then set the jitter to a big value. You then get a nice random stroke to the coastline path. Very nice IMO.

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    it was in reference to the latter map
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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    it was in reference to the latter map


    That's kind of what I thought. If you want an example of how I did it (in my case with a large brush with lots of jitter), check out http://www.cartographersguild.com/at...1&d=1213991107

    Now, my example is a lot of extra stuff on top of what I posted, but the base technique for stroking the path is just that easy...

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    thanx.. great example
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    if we are talking about the second map with the glowy water

    that is a photo shop map

    1 i have a duplicate continent layer and select it
    2. in the select menu go to modify and select either expand or contract
    3. add you fill color
    4. either feather or blur

    tip make each fill a separate layer
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    Great example.. I thought maybe that was how you did it.. just wanted to make sure
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