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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

Rendering Random Maps Using Filters

In this tutorial I'll be teaching you a very easy way of randomly generating maps in Photoshop. First off, we'll start by creating a new project.

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Great, now, before we proceed we have to make sure that our foreground and background colors are set to black and white. user posted image

Once you've got your colors all set up we'll start using our filters. Go to Filter>Render>Clouds.

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It should look something like this.

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Now, to get the map effect go to Filter>Sketch>Note Paper.

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A new window should pop up, it should look like this. Play around with the settings, but something I recommend is setting the Graininess to 0. Moving the Image Balance will result in how much of your canvas you want filled up with land.

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Click OK. As you can see, I've edited the picture and removed unwanted pieces of land by using the Eyedropper tool (E), choosing the grayish color as a foreground color, and then painting over unwanted land with a small hard brush (B).

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After that you can add textures and borders and what not to stylize your map.

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And done! It's a very simple process, you can use this for concept threads, fiction stories, etc. Enjoy!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

Good tutorial, I like it. The only problem is that I'm not rich enough to buy Photoshop.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

None of us are, is not even recommended to spend that amount of money for non-commercial use.
Great tutorial blitz, added it to the archive. icon14.gif

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Tryed to do something in photoshp looking at your topic,it works good!! Thank you for this!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (Narcis_speed6 @ Tuesday, Mar 13 2012, 20:15)
None of us are, is not even recommended to spend that amount of money for non-commercial use.
Great tutorial blitz, added it to the archive. icon14.gif

How'd you get Photoshop? Did you just jump on the pirate ship bandwagon and get it for free?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

Only you can get it using torrent! wink.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:24 PM Edited by SmC12, 28 March 2012 - 03:28 PM.

QUOTE (Los Santos Pedestrian @ Tuesday, Mar 13 2012, 20:50)
QUOTE (Narcis_speed6 @ Tuesday, Mar 13 2012, 20:15)
None of us are, is not even recommended to spend that amount of money for non-commercial use.
Great tutorial blitz, added it to the archive. icon14.gif

How'd you get Photoshop? Did you just jump on the pirate ship bandwagon and get it for free?

I'm not trying to be a mod but if your wanting to discuss the "alternative" ways to get photoshop you should really use PM. wink.gif

You could get a 30-day free trial, or use similar software. GIMP is significantly similar to Photoshop, I used it for years, and when I eventually moved to Photoshop I only had to learn a few new things, but it was mostly the same. And free.
I spent 1,000 on a PC, it costs almost as much for Photoshop alone. Not that it isn't worth the money, but for regular people it's crazy pricey. Worst case scenario, you always have MS Paint. ph34r.gif

OT: Really cool tutorial, would never have thought such a simple method could create something so awesome!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (SmC12 @ Wednesday, Mar 28 2012, 10:24)
QUOTE (Los Santos Pedestrian @ Tuesday, Mar 13 2012, 20:50)
QUOTE (Narcis_speed6 @ Tuesday, Mar 13 2012, 20:15)
None of us are, is not even recommended to spend that amount of money for non-commercial use.
Great tutorial blitz, added it to the archive. icon14.gif

How'd you get Photoshop? Did you just jump on the pirate ship bandwagon and get it for free?

I'm not trying to be a mod but if your wanting to discuss the "alternative" ways to get photoshop you should really use PM. wink.gif

Yeah, but we all know that we all got it alliteratively, anyway's. Nothing to hide here, haha.

Good tutorial, blitz. icon14.gif It'll come it handy with those of you who have NationStates. lol.gif

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

If you download it is strictly your problem but please don't discuss it here.




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