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[Tutorial] Terraforming Video

Postby mibi on Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:08 pm

Here is a youtube video of how i made the following island in a similar style to the Trojan War map.

unfortunately the original screen capture was 1GB so I had to speed it up x4 and cut the quality down big time to get something on the net. I used windows movie maker which blows. If anyone knows how to compress avi's let me know.

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I used photoshop and the standard brushes. sorry you cant get any details out of this but the process might be interesting. I will try to get some better videos in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyanmkujPww
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Postby edbeard on Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:20 pm

that was awesome sir


now I have to go back and figure out some of the tools you used there.
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Postby mibi on Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:22 pm

edbeard wrote:that was awesome sir


now I have to go back and figure out some of the tools you used there.


well if you have any questions let me know. I mostly used variations on the paint brush. the mountain was dodge and burn.
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Postby unriggable on Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:42 pm

Well Done.
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Postby hecter on Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:23 pm

Damn… I should say, however, that my photoshop skills are much better. I've managed to slightly understand BOTH paint brush and text.

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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:20 am

i don't use photoshop so i didn't understand much of the process :(

the quality is so poor i can't understand many of the tools used :(

could you perhaps do something with text and images?

like this:

How to make your very own old map.

step 1. find a piece of white paper. crumple it into a ball then neatly unfold it. place it under a big book for a few minutes. in this time prepare a cup of coffee.
step 2. spill the coffee onto the sheet of paper and let it soak for a bit.
step 3. put it in the oven until the paper is dry and the margins start to turn brownish. now you have your very own olp paper.
step 4. take a high quality pic of it and put it on your pc.

you got this image:
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now you decide the paper should appear even more realistic.
edges and burn are your friends.

so start fireworks and open your image.
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then click on burn tool and modify the various properties for this tool. go for midtones with a decent exposure and lots of edge for a smooth look.

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now with a single move go around the edges of the map and burn it.
or go over the whole map. it's up to you to choose the style you want.
and you'll get a nice burnt paper.

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now all you need is some torn edges.

select the image and click on the little plus sign at the bottom then go to edges
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perfect. now select the tearing more you want. i recommend torn paper and modify the parameters until the image preview looks ok.
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in the end you'll get this:
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Postby gimil on Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:24 am

excellent mibi can you send me this video at normal speed? Ill PM you my email.
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:21 am

one more thing. could you please upload the layered file?
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Postby onbekende on Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:48 am

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Postby mibi on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:30 am

i am working on a better resolution file, stay tuned.
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Postby gimil on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:35 am

MIBI will you take a look at my map please =) since you know what your talknig about when it comes to landscaping =)
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Postby t.e.c on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:48 am

that was cool, but it needs music!
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Postby gimil on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:50 am

i think the super mario theme should do it :D
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Postby t.e.c on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:51 am

that or the chicken dance
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Postby RjBeals on Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:24 am

nicely done Mibi. I could follow a lot of that - but I didn't know you used freehand paint brushes for most of your maps. They look great though. A better quality movie @ maybe 2x speed is just what this site needs. You certainly do rule :D
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Postby Crowley on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:28 am

Wow. I have PhotoShop CS2, but I've never used it, maybe I'll dust it off and give it a try...

The owners of CC should pay you to run a series of YouTube Tutorials.
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:37 am

after looking at the tutorial i've decided to toy around and see if i can do something similar in fireworks 8.

i never realized how easy it is. basically i used just the brush, the polygon lasso, the eraser and dodge. for effects i used some bevel and some shadow.
quite simple. i had no idea it was possible. unfortunately i just realized the limitation of fireworks when it came to making the mountain. fireworks does not have the set of brushes you find in photoshop. :(

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1. houses. very nice houses made with the polygon lasso and filling them with colour. add some shadow and inner bevel.
2. paths. the dodge tool works miracles. different shades to make the paths more worn on some places.
3. waves. again the dodge tool used for shadow or midtones did wonders.

things i'm not satisfied with:

1. the trees. i have no idea how mibi did them because the video is of poor quality but i suspect he used a brush or something. i had to add them tree by tree and it was soooooo boring.
2. river. gotta work on this one. i'm not satisfied with the river banks.


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Postby gimil on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:39 am

DiM you forgot the islands :wink:
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:46 am

gimil wrote:DiM you forgot the islands :wink:


the islands are not important. i just wanted to see if i can do something similar.
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Postby mibi on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:06 am

that looks sweet dim. once i get a better and slower video up it should be more clear. maybe i can add some audio and explain what im doing.
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:10 am

mibi wrote:that looks sweet dim. once i get a better and slower video up it should be more clear. maybe i can add some audio and explain what im doing.


thanks. it still needs a lot of work but i think i got the idea.

go to the Q&A: Map Making TTT (Tips, Tricks & Tutorials) thread. i have a question there for you :wink:
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Postby Kawg of war on Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:15 am

RjBeals wrote:nicely done Mibi. I could follow a lot of that - but I didn't know you used freehand paint brushes for most of your maps. They look great though. A better quality movie @ maybe 2x speed is just what this site needs. You certainly do rule :D

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Postby Wisse on Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:58 am

mibi can you say the brush of the trees?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:51 am

That was pretty fun to watch, Mibi. Perhaps videos are something to look into later in the future.


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Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:58 am

mibi...my two bobs worth....excellent video. although i don't use photoshop ( i'm still stuck in the dark ages with fireworks MX) iwas able to understand all the bits n pieces.
the forum will benefit greatly by your willingness to share this.
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