After some questions about my mapping technique I thought that I would try to put my method into a tutorial. For this tutorial I will be doing a river running through a canyon.

Firstly I will show the final effect

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To achieve this effect I had to take several steps.

1. Take lots of photos.
All of the rocks and sand beds used are photos taken at a quarry.
The water was taken at a local river.

2. Take the photos and edit them in photoshop till they look something like the following
Cliffs and rocks

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Water

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Sandbed

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