Turns out I somehow skipped the step where you make the mask for the Land layer. After going back and putting it in and regrouping all of the layers above it it works perfectly. Thanks!
Done. I can't thank you enough for this tutorial; I've waited a long time for this!
The one most common critique I get is that the coastlines are too smooth. I'm rather ambivalent about it, but wonder if anyone has any ideas for roughing them up? I've tried a few low-level things that haven't really worked.
This is definitely the best tutorial I've come across so far! Thank you so much for this!
I'm in the process of applying it to my own world's lineart and so far the results are simply amazing!!! :D I will be posting the results of it when the map is finished!
For GIMP Users: The earlier link to a GIMP plugin implementing layer styles is broken. Here is a new link. I have not yet tried them out but intend to do so. Hopefully it will help us make use of this wonderful tutorial. :)
Well, not quite the style I set out to create. Using the GIMP layer style substitutes is a bit wonky - you need to do your painting and then apply them, but I got used to the process. I messed up a bit with the scale and stuff for the land, so the coast and land styles don't match up. Once I realized I had gone more or less off the tutorial, I decided to start experimenting and ended up with something that is serviceable if not nearly as beautiful as the Saderan style I set out to create.
Well, I'll keep trying. This first attempt was damn instructive, though. Thanks again for the tutorial, Tear! It's teaching me a lot.
That's a great tutorial indeed. Thank you for sharing it, Tear, but now that i have the landmasses ready, the mountains, rivers and everything i am not quite sure how to proceed. I am at the last step (placing the vegetation) but i have no idea how to make deserts. Could someone give me a tip or anything?
And of course, Saderan you did really great job with your tutorial. :)
Hello, I just wanna know, how I can make that tutorial with photoshop CS3.
Because I just have this version and I really want make a map for Dungeons Dragon for my world. Thanks for help!
Sorry for my english I am a begginer with this language :)
Amae I used CS3 for the one in progress in my thread, seems to follow along nicely.