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    So I thought I'd join in the fun. Here's a first shot at a mid-scale forest in Gimp:

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    I have lots of things I want to improve about it, but I'll let everyone else throw their tuppence worth in here too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    So I thought I'd join in the fun. Here's a first shot at a mid-scale forest in Gimp:

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    I have lots of things I want to improve about it, but I'll let everyone else throw their tuppence worth in here too.
    Nice shape and spread! Might need a bit more "close/tight" texture, but I can't say for sure without a scale, to judge by. What size do you mean when you say mid-scale?

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    Well, a scale where it is meaningful to resolve the individual trees on the outskirts. So I guess one of the outlying blobs is about 20-30 feet across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Well, a scale where it is meaningful to resolve the individual trees on the outskirts. So I guess one of the outlying blobs is about 20-30 feet across.

    Ah... ok... If I had time to mess with your base, I would probably run a plasma filter at high turbulence for the bump map after masking if off. Perhaps even using a slur filter to get things with a slight "wind blown" pattern. Of course, I have no idea what I am talking about, just thinking of what might look interesting with the tiny amount of stuff I know about GIMP.

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    They look great... Fuzzy--as in like, with fuzz and stuff, not blurry--but very forest-y.

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    Okay, here's a slightly updated version.

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