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    Default simple wood-cut wave lines tutorial

    So, Lezales asked me how I got the coast effects in my current WIP thread, A Political Map Korachan and its environs following the Events of the Great War...WIP (yes, long name, it’s a period thing!) so I thought I’d work up a quick wip for this.

    1) Use a white base map. On a new layer on top draw the coastline in a hard black pencil tool. The land part was filled in with black to create a good contrast
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    2) Select the land and create a new layer (called land) and fill the selection white. Add an outer glow layer style, with the following settings, using a nice blue colour. Add a stroke layer style with the following settings using the same blue.
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    3) add a new layer and fill it with a striped pattern and add a layer mask, hiding the land area.
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    4) You’re done!

    obviously you can tinker with the outer glow settings to get somthing more to your liking, as well as rasterising the wave lines and blurring and/or distorting them
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    I love old map styles. This is cool that you achieved this beautiful effect digitally. Is this Photoshop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by priggs View Post
    I love old map styles. This is cool that you achieved this beautiful effect digitally. Is this Photoshop?
    yep, though im sure it can be done with gimp, for instance
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    I'd been wondering how to do this for a while. Thanks!

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    thanks should be simple enough to get done quite quickly
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    FREAKING BRILLIANT!

    I took your TUT and applied it to my WIP and it came out good enough for a first try!

    Thanks!

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    Y'know, I actually made a bunch of dungeons using this same technique, though a bit differently. (Albeit color doesn't work very well for them.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eViLe_eAgLe View Post
    Y'know, I actually made a bunch of dungeons using this same technique, albeit a bit differently. (Albeit color doesn't work very well for them.)
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/fi...ngeon-map.html
    Why not make the orignal in color?!?
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    Oh wow this is an awesome technique and yet so simple! I'm going to have to try it when I have the time.

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