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    Map Mar-April Entry SAT-RECON CZAKO ISLANDS

    Composite Satellite Recon photos of the Czako Islands on Pars Planaris in the Fovea Centralis System.
    Priority: establish a high security research center outside of Central Control.
    Goal: genetic manipulation of unknown organism found by deep-space probe.
    Assesment: What could possibly go wrong?

    I started with the InkBlots from Jaxilon, grabbed a bunch of textures from cgTextures, and did a lot of Cut-n-Paste.

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    Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but the thumbnail grabber wouldn't pick up the one I wanted so I have to repost it.

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    Cool... glad you entered the challenge.
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    That's pretty impressive how you just layered those together and got a great effect. The only thing that jars my eyes is the way the land and sea hit one another. Could you have some of the sea bed showing up through the water? I think if you can pull it off that would be pretty cool and help tie everything together.
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    Thanks, I see what you mean. I'll try adding a transition between land & water.
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    Following Jaxilon's advice, I put a transparent border around the islands so it looks like there are shallows and reefs and the islands don't look like they are floating anymore.

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    Looks pretty good

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    I dig it! Looks good.

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    Yeah that's cool.
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    Thanks

    I fixed the uneven border and added the clouds.

    Do you like it better with or without the clouds?

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