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    That's the same tutorial I used on my Challenge Map for this month, it's a great tutorial; and fairly easy to follow.

    Now whether it will work for your purposes is hard to answer, you could always try it and then turn the opacity way down so it just kind of 'lingers' in the background.
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    Got it. I think I may use a starfield plus a cinematic background using warships, dropships etc against the spacey part. So a planet approach will play a role... maybe some orbital bombardment... this could be really hard but awesome.

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    Wip

    Update:

    Totally new background and I'm really liking the results.
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    Ooo, very nice. I'd bonk thee with some rep but it appears I need to bonk some others first.
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    Well I started working on the second continent and ran into trouble. The emboss layer style isn't behaving as I wanted.

    As you can see on the first image, I pasted a layer from my first continent. The other layer is meant for my second continent and on it I get a plateau effect. On the first continent layer, I don't.

    Looking at the second image you can see that there isn't a substantial visual difference between the two when the layer styles aren't applied.

    I'm at a loss as to what gives and I'd like to get rid of that plateau.

    My emboss settings are thus:

    inner bevel;
    chisel soft;
    100 depth;
    size 6, up;
    angle and height, 135/16;
    linear gloss;
    highlight screen, 100;
    shadow multiply, 100;

    They are the same on each layer.
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    Are you sure that the second one has any layer styles on it whatsoever? It does not appear to (to me) because the first image has a color overlay and the second one does not. The second one looks to be just a copy/paste of the mountains before styling. I like the plateau thingy, though, and might have to incorporate that into a regional map. Secondly, the plateau effect is caused by the size of the bevel, here it is 6. Change it to 1 or up the softness.
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    Oops. Unclear antecedents. The original mountains are the first circle in the first image. The new mountains are the second circle in the first image. I have turned off the layers in the second image to demonstrate that the two mountains are remarkably similar but that you get a plateau in the second circle of the first image.









    .... I don't know, THIRD BASE.




    Anyhow, it doesn't matter. I decided to start all over and just do the whole world at once.

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    All done! (I like it.)

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