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    Post Making water with soft edge in Gimp

    The first step is open GIMP and create a new image,with the brush tool, paint a blue patch that will serve as the basis for our tutorial.

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    Now we have this body of water, we can begin the work.
    In the menu "filters" select "blur">"gaussian blur" the level it in this case is 70 pixels.

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    Use the menu "Colors"> "posterize" changed for 10 levels.

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    In the same menu "Colors"> "brightness-contrast" changed to 6 and 23 respectively.

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    Again use the "gaussian blur" filter this time for 12 pixels.

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    In the "layers window" create a new layer and add an "alpha channel" to it.

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    Paint or load a terrain to this new layer.
    Now using the "eraser tool", erase the region over the water(in the new layer).

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    The end result of our work should be more or less like this:

    Please feel welcome to correct any errors I have committed on this tutorial.

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    That's a nice looking water.
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    Lookin' good JP!
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