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    They look wonderful Tom, especially on the map you are doing for your boy. Great stuff and thanks for sharing the technique.
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    This is perfect. I've been wanting to tackle some more painterly things and you really help me with this. Way to go, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Cardin View Post
    5. Time to make a mess of things....well actually to smudge things. If you are not already in love with the smudge tool in photoshop this will push you over the edge.
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    Thanks everyone. I hope this comes in handy. I am not a GIMP user but I imagine that a lot of what I have done here has a counterpart there. There is no ONE way to do this stuff, find methods you enjoy and that work for you and explore from there. It's my pleasure to share what I discover in my own explorations - I have learned a lot from the tutorials here, I am constantly pouring through them to find new and different ways to do things.

    I have added more details to my tutorial and close-up details on the anatomy of these painted waves. Hope it helps, it really is quite simple - the challenging part was putting it all down in a somewhat concise tutorial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Cardin View Post
    It is a map of my son's campaign world which I am illustrating for him from his direction.
    You are an awesome dad if I may say so. Also I love the waves!
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    Nice tut, Tom. I eagerly await more Repped.
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    Thanks Molch and mearrin69! I have to do more work on that map. It has been on hold because I began writing a fantasy novel and our D&D group is in hiatus for the winter as one of our main players is a new daddy.
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    I love the simple elegance of your method and the beautiful results it provides. I've already begun putting this wonderful tutorial to use.

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    Thanks for this tutorial, I've used it on a few maps and I really like the effect it gives. Well done!
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