[Award Winner] Making a continent in photoshop
Hello all, annoying ole me again.
I humbly submit, for your approval, my lil tutorial for making continents in Photoshop. Granted, my style is not for everyone but to each their own. This tutorial will probably change 1 or 2 more times before the year is out but here is where my current machinations stand. I'm not completely happy with my water areas but these are the areas that will be changed in months to come so if anyone comes up with a better way then I'm all ears, er eyes I guess since I'll be reading. I'd post a preview pic but the preview for this tut is already posted over in the regional/world mapping section (Untitled continent, WIP, reply #6) and I'm pretty much a novice at forums and such so I don't know how to link to it. The tutorial I have is a word document at 3.81 megs with pics. If you all want me to post the tutorial as a step by step guide within this thread instead of downloading the file then let me know.
At any rate, give it a read and see what you think and what sort of changes or modifications you use. Cheers.
Edit: Thought I'd just put up the pic that goes with this since I don't know how to link to the thumbnail.
Converting the steps for GIMP
Great tutorial, I ran thru it at work and was quite pleased with the results. What I'd like to do is convert it to work in GIMP if possible, because I do not have Photshop at home (or the $$$ to buy it). However, I am not knowledgable enough in either application to convert every step in Photoshop to the appropriate step for GIMP.
I managed to kinda "fudge" my way thru the lighting effects, they are no means accurate, but I am stuck on step #42;
"Control-click on the Base layer, then Select > Inverse, then hit Delete, then Deselect."
What is the equivalent command in GIMP for the Control-Click???
Also, anybody know if there is a script and/or plugin that duplicates Photoshops gradiant editor, I find GIMPs difficult to use.
THanks in advance for your respnses/replies.