[Award Winner] Create long distance mountains in Photoshop
This tutorial works best with the Alienskin Xenoflex 'little fluffy clouds' filter which I use all the time over photoshop's 'render clouds' filter which is very basic. Considering how much the clouds filter is used, I've always been amazed that Adobe haven't upgraded their clouds filter. The Xenoflex clouds filter allows you to:
1. Adjust the cloud size
2. Seamlessly tile clouds
3. Adjust the hardness of the cloud edges.
4 Adjust the amount of cloud coverage
5. Adjust the type of fractal cloud you want (fluffy, wispy or puffy)
6. Adjust perspective and height of the clouds
7. Adjust the background colour (including transparency).
(I don't work for Alien Skin, but their filters are just superb).
As you can see, it knocks the native photoshop cloud filter into a cocked hat. If you don't have the filter don't worry, I have attached a few seamlessly tiling alienskin cloud filter results in this tutorial. Save it as a pattern fill and you should still get good results.
This tutorial works in conjunction with my editable photoshop map tutorial (see link in my sig) You will also need the 'jiggle' filter which is now a free download (see my editably map tutorial for the link).
Let's get started in the next post. But for now this is the final result with the mountains against a simple background and against a complex background.