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    I airbrushed the open waters with a deep blue colours, and it alleviated the tiling problem a bit (as well as your concerns, I hope, Ascension).

    Will try to get some more work in on it in the weekend (got "forced" into a little trip by some friends ).
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    I really dig the detail in the mountains shape and the texture you used. Are you using a layer mask to make the mountain shape come through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    I really dig the detail in the mountains shape and the texture you used. Are you using a layer mask to make the mountain shape come through?
    No, I simply used a tileable heightmap from this thread as a texture. I'm still planning to further define the mountains with about two more layers.

    I love pattern mapping. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weero View Post
    No, I simply used a tileable heightmap from this thread as a texture. I'm still planning to further define the mountains with about two more layers.

    I love pattern mapping. =)
    Would you mind posting up your psd or xcf file? I would love to take look at how you did the layers to accomplish this effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Would you mind posting up your psd or xcf file? I would love to take look at how you did the layers to accomplish this effect.
    Sure, though it's not anything special.

    (the file size is lowered by alot)
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    Alright, updating now.

    As you can see I decided to get rid of any kind of texture for the oceans and just went with a simple cloud rendering, noise and gaussian blur. Trying out another ground texture as well.
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    I'm not particularly digging the sea that way. To me it draws the eye too much, and it gives a really odd sense about your ocean, with very deep sections dotted across it semi-randomly, some occurring right offshore.

    My suggestion would be to borrow a technique RobA uses in the artistic regional map. Take a basic mask of your landmasses, blur it a lot, then map your deep sea and shallow sea colors to it on a gradient. You get shallow seas near landmasses, and progressively deeper seas farther out.
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