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    Tutorial Creating Textured/Painterly Mountains in Photoshop

    OK, in my January '09 Map Challenge thread some one asked for a tutorial on how I do my mountains. So here it is.

    This is my first tutorial so please be gentle, though I definitely would like some feedback.

    Here is a small image of a mountain completed with the tutorial - just so you get an idea.
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    Thank you! I'm going to be trying to adapt this to PhotoPaint. Your instructions were very clear and I think will transfer well.

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    Cool idea. I've experimented with this a bit, but I'll give your tut a run and see how it works.

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    Here we go. Just grabbed a handful of your ideas and gave it a whirl.
    There's no thought behind this and it's using standard PS textures and effects.
    I wanted a blurry land map below the floating island, the water is just because i didn't have anything handy.
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    That's pretty cool - get some nice textures on there and it will really 'pop' I think.

    Did you use noise for the falls or some kind of scatter or splatter brush?
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    1px brush with a lot of scatter and color noise.

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    Wow, your tutorial is totally awsome, many thanks !

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