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    Default Clouds for Mapping, and some basic starting points to give you ideas.

    I took a bunch of cloud pictures that you're welcome to use for textures, etc, which I'll add below, but first, some ideas for jumping off points from this original image:

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    I ended up having to size it down a little, so it would fit the upload limit for the site... so the results might be slightly different if you copy the filter settings exactly on this original (it's 300ppi, 8x12"), but hopefully not too much, and I'm sure you'll do your own thing. These are just quick ideas, anyway. I used ps, but I think the filters are the same/similar for gimp if you use that instead.

    The file names tell you what steps I took to get the individual looks.

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    Here are the sized-down idea pictures.

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    Another one I played with, a lot. Didn't keep track of the numbers, but the basic filters are in the file name, which I'll type out in case you can't see it. It's also only sized down 50%, so still somewhat usable as is.

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    0302 posterize gradientMap lessSat levels colorBal bw(with)tint levels.

    I was aiming for a sort-of height map type of thing... and if you invert it, it turns blue and is very reminiscent of an ocean's, or lake's, bathymetry.
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    And some more originals... each 300ppi, 8x12".

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    That's probably enough for now. There are so many ways to interpret a cloud. =)

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