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    Wip WIP: Velesh

    This is a world a friend created, which I'm spiffifying the map for. It's very much a work in progress, both on the map-making and world building I think, so it won't be finished soon but comments are welcome.

    Here it is in two different water styles. I've been putzing around all day in Photoshop trying to get an ocean and like and so far I'm not happy with any of them, but I might end up going with the first water style for the time being.
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    I like the first a lot better than the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarandosil View Post
    been putzing around all day in Photoshop
    I wonder what that's like

    I like the first one, too -- more character!

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    Add me in as another for the first. The second one looks like distort-glass while the first one looks like it was based off of some difference clouds that got hit with lighting effects (how I do my mtns).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Add me in as another for the first. The second one looks like distort-glass while the first one looks like it was based off of some difference clouds that got hit with lighting effects (how I do my mtns).
    The magic is gone, eh? I used to look at images and go "WOW that is great looking!" and these days it's more like "hmm, looks like a cloud render with a chrome filter there."

    At any rate, you're mostly right :p I did do that but I'm not sure it's actually visible; the texture comes mostly from a texture overlay in the layer styles (and the waves beyond the reef are a texture overlay of one of the patterns you had in one of your tutorials).
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    There's still plenty of magic...I had never thought of using that technique for waves and I've been struggling with waves for years. Thanks, man, for keepin the magic alive...in me at least Oh and have some rep to boot
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    Quote Originally Posted by töff View Post
    I wonder what that's like

    I like the first one, too -- more character!
    You have Photoshop in your software list so I'm assuming you're talking about having a stretch of time to devote to this. What that's like is like being unemployed, heh.

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    Just single...lots of free time muhahahahaaa
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    I'll throw my hat in the ring with the others, the first version is much more appealing. It looks like it could be various underwater reefs, continental shelves, etc.
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    Yeah, as with the others. I think the second looks like bumpy glass, which is not quite the right effect for seas.
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