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Creating Ocean Rings Tutorial [GIMP]

Postby Seamus76 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:10 pm

Below is my article from Issue 97 of the Dispatch, hope this can be of use.

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Re: Creating Ocean Rings Tutorial [GIMP]

Postby ManBungalow on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:39 am

A very good tutorial.

Lines such as these are good for setting the perspective. Tighter lines suggest a more 'zoomed out' picture of the area.

I did something similar with the coastline of Mystical Era (see spoiler below).

Only differences really are that I didn't use the border function (I've never actually tried it before)...just grow selection, fill, shrink, delete. Your way seems more simple. Also, I used the feather tool instead of gaussian blur. I don't like the blur operations much.

You can see that I went one step more extreme and added a different colour under the lines here, just to really soften the gradient:

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Granted, the lines I made are of super-low opacity, but that's just what I do.
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