I just pick an olive green, light or dark, airbrush it on a new layer, and turn the opacity down until the underneath shows through. Sometimes I'll use a blend mode of hue or color but nothing real special. Just experiment with colors and blends and opacities. Hard to explain really.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
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Awesome once more i see, i liked both versions , love the way the contrast colors on the coast make the map POP out.
I have been looking for icons like those (pyramid in particular). Any chance you would share these? Are they already around here somewhere (looks under couch cushions....)
Originally Posted by Ascension
I have a question, btw your maps are beyond awesome, they make me *sigh* and think how much I suck... but back to my question ......
You started out with more of a google-ish photo looking map, but then you shifted to a more artsy looking.... did you have to completely re-skin the map, or is there a magic combination of settings to transform from google-ish to artsy?
I still have no idea how to make cool looking ground, so I use a pattern CoyoteMax shared, but its a bit too Google-ish... what do I do?