Ok, I know I spent too much time playing video games when I was a kid, but is that the map from Dragon Warrior?
Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
I've linked the "Creating Realistic Coastlines" tutorial by OldGuy and PDFized by jetmore.
The link can be found in the Tutorials in PDF Format thread on Page 1 and in the "Photoshop-Related Tutorials" section of Post 2.
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Here is what I did with your tutorial and Chucks Photoshop Mapping Tutorial (Just using difference clouds and thresh hold) On the making a realistic coastline, I kept my white land mass layer on top and the black below and then:
* Filter | Noise | Add Noise (gaussian, monochromatic, set to 100).
* Filter | Blur |Gaussian Blur (set to 2).
* Merge the layer onto the black layer
* Select Magic Wand Tool, click in the black it will give a slight buffer around the area you intend for your land mass.
Then I inverted and then inverse and used a brush to paint in the inverse selection with white.
And that comes out to the picture below.
Its larger just had to use photobucket which resized it.
Just thought id share this info i stumbled on while using this tutorial.
Thanks. This was extremely helpful. I was reading about a technique for doing this using cloud filters and I was dreading doing it like that. I set this up as an action in photoshop and now I can rapidly erode the landscape. Doing it a lot makes spiffy little islands along the mainland. Very cool.
I had been unsuccessfully experimenting to get something like this working on some scanned map sillouettes, and your guide worked wonders.
You have my thanks, good sir!
I'm using this technique on a current project, and want to add my thanks.
That's works! It's magic! LOL