Those look a lot better than anything I could have done. They are amazing. You should append your method to the tutorial so others can follow. Lovely work manikin!
That is an excellent start. You should start a WIP thread and show us your progress as you bring it to completion.
Originally Posted by xvcrimsajadevx
Rats, I had a look around to see whether the free download of the eyecandy filters was hosted somewhere else, but drew a blank. You can still use the ocean ripple method though as a work around. I love the map - but the coastline looks a little 'soft' to me - although that may be intentional. Have a look at craggle's tutorial on using smart objects in photoshop - it works really well with this tutorial.
As IG said, you should start a separate WIP thread for your map where it will get more exposure and comments.
Great work and keep going!
First link here. Haven't tested it to make sure it isn't a nasty virus packed trojan, however, so practice safe downloading.
Originally Posted by ravells
I have downloaded the tutorial and am trying to work my way through it, but here are some of the issues that I am running into:
1) The screenshots of the dialog boxes are blurry, so it is hard to tell what settings are used to create the desired effect.
2) There is no example of the completed sea layer, so I have no idea what I am supposed to be seeing. I don't feel like I can progress farther in the tutorial until I know if I'm doing it properly.
3) In my particular case, I cannot find an older copy of EyeCandy for Mac OS X, and the current version does not appear to have the jiggle filter anymore (unless it's disabled in the trial version). Maybe an alternate set of instructions using the ripple filters that were suggested would be a good idea?
If the same technique is used at each step of the process (which I assume is something like "use the bottom layer of your group to specify the color, use the middle layer to mask the shape to be used, and use the top layer to set the texture or apply a filter to the edge of the shape") then maybe having one clear, step-by-step example at the beginning of the tutorial would be a good idea; later sections can embellish on the technique (like using the contour filter to create an edge around the continent, etc.)
I would be happy to help write out such a step-by-step tutorial if I can get more detailed instructions.
Last edited by jelmore; 03-01-2010 at 01:54 PM.
Reason: Making the tone of some of my comments a little nicer. :)
Well, I wasn't being intentionally rude, but a couple of the comments I made could have been construed as such.
I guess what I meant by writing up the instructions was, I would be willing to do the appropriate screenshotting for an updated version, to make it clearer.
I would appreciate any suggestions or corrections you can offer; I tried to plow on through as best I could, but I don't know if my difficulties are because of the instructions, or because of my meager Photoshop skills...
EDIT: I started a WIP thread to detail what it is I'm trying to do.
Last edited by jelmore; 03-01-2010 at 06:20 PM.
Reason: Added link to WIP thread