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    Okay, so it's been a very (!) long time since I posted something interesting...

    So here's a concept I've been wanting to do for a while: using stock images of rust/peeling paint to create a map. Every time I see some awesome rust texture, I just imagine it as a map all on it's own.

    I have imported about 50 images to PS, rotated, resized, flipped, moved, edited, and filled in the gaps.

    The result: a very random-looking map (loving the randomness) with a great amount of islands and interior lakes (I've always felt like I need more of both) and an overall pleasing arrangement.

    I teased the continents into shapes that would be interesting to fill in (mountains, forests, deserts, cultures) while leaving interesting seas and gulfs between them.

    This is a Work-in-Progress that I will develop over time.

    Enjoy
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    Currently working on: Filling/erasing some of the "dots".
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    That's pretty inspired. I don't know whether to rep you or tell you your crazy... ok ill give some rep just this time

    I guess the noise from rust does not suffer from oddities of PRNG's so might give better results in some ways but it seems a really odd thing to do.

    Well as long as you know that there are easier ways of getting those shapes out there...

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    I've made maps using the noise/threshold method, and fractals, before....

    I guess I wanted to make a map that originated from somewhere outside my mind.
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    WIP: Dots Removed

    Currently Working on: Mountains (rough layout)
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    WIP: Mountains (basic)

    Currently working on: Scale, Wind/Water Currents
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    What a great idea! And it looks very good.

    Looking forward to seeing this develop...
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    WIP: Winds and Ocean Currents

    References:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadley_cell
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_current

    Currently working on: Precipitation Map
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    That was a really inspired idea. The map looks really neat.

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    WIP: Rainfall (and local winds)

    Note: I have shifted my map north. I didn't like the majority of my land being right in the middle of the 30-degree-latitude (low air pressure causes deserts - see africa, australia).

    Currently working on: Tectonic stuff (volcanoes etc)
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