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    Wow.
    Thanks to RobA for all these great tutorials.

    I've messed around with them a bit, this sand bank is what I got.

    Perhaps anyone can comment on this?
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    Wow! This just made me very happy. ^^ I've been wanting to do something about the coastline on my continental map for a while now, and using the steps right at the beginning of this thread, I made one (well, several) that I really like. ... Now I just need to figure out how to get the fjords into one certain part of the map, without making it look pathetic. xP I think I'll have to hand-draw those in though. Or snatch them from Norway somehow...

    And thanks + rep to Faide, who summarized the steps for GIMP newbs on page 2. ^_^
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    This is purely genius. As a newbie, this is just great.

    I however, have a small question. The effect seem to be less effective at higher pixel maps. I am currently working on a rather large on for my entire campaign world ( it is 3200x2600 ) and after the process, the coastlines just doesn't seem as "roughed up" as when I'm working on smaller maps. Is there any way to do something about the? Thanks in advance. And once again thanks for an awesome tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legiazus View Post
    This is purely genius. As a newbie, this is just great.

    I however, have a small question. The effect seem to be less effective at higher pixel maps. I am currently working on a rather large on for my entire campaign world ( it is 3200x2600 ) and after the process, the coastlines just doesn't seem as "roughed up" as when I'm working on smaller maps. Is there any way to do something about the? Thanks in advance. And once again thanks for an awesome tutorial.
    It is the noise scale. The default noise filter in gimp is proportionate to the page size, so you are limited...

    I have previously recommended the felimage noise plugin as it has better control and types of noise and will work just as well on a smaller mas as a larger map.

    -Rob A>

    Also, Old Guy's tutorial is another great method with different but also excellent results.

    -Rob A>

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    Thanks, been looking at Old Guy's tutorial now. A quick newbie question though - how do I install plugins for Gimp?

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    Whoa! This one actually worked! (Others are way too hard for me to follow as a beginner) I'm so glad now that I found this place!

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    Exactly this was the best starting point for me as a newbie to cartography . After few weeks of trying to find a good starting tutor ... I found this.
    I have a concept and using this tutor I was able do this in 1,5 hour. Understandable, usefull and whole tutor is in a single image. Thanks!

    Just consider yourself:
    [Award Winner] Making Not so Random Coastlines in GIMP - alternative method-coastline-design-01.png
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    [Award Winner] Making Not so Random Coastlines in GIMP - alternative method-coastline-test-02.png

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    Can someone explain step 5? And step 7? I'm still a rookie with GIMP.

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