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creating earth like textures by continentaldrift creating earth like textures by continentaldrift
this is the whole (advanced) tutorial for you
to download as a 13 pages pdf-file.
free to use for dA members.

i'd really appreciate a small note wherever
this tutorial was used for.

please leave comments, critics, suggestions
here. thanks in advance!

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edit: for further inspiration you might have a look at
my tutorial on creating moon like textures?!
some techniques are described better in here.
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:iconcyclopediaofworlds:
cyclopediaofworlds Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Great. Thanks!
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BetulaNigra Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thanks for sharing. I wish more people would upload their tutorials as pdf files. They are so much easier to read and archive than jpgs the size of Alaska.
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Professional Photographer
thank you so much!

I am happy that you liked it and I am although glad that you are of the same opinion than I am.
I think pdfs are a lot easier to print and even to be watched on the screen...

Thanks for you comment and good luck!

:hug:
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grungeye Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastisches Tutorial!
Gruß aus der Nähe von Regensburg
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional Photographer
vielen lieben dank aus münchen :D
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional Photographer
vielen lieben dank aus münchen :D
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Ionize Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
Amzing tutorial :)

Damn man thats some heavy work but I like it :lol: If its not worth the effort then don't do it is my philosophy.

Thanks for the tutorial

Dave :headbang:
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stormdancerr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
waiting on two new tuts : Clouds and cities ! ! !

going to have a play with this over the next few days and see what I can come up with

although, Im stuck with PS7 . . . should work fine though . .
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Tristenm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, very nice tutorial! +fav
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Ladyofspira Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb! Gotta take a look at this :nod:
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Professional Photographer
i'd really appreciate!

thanks so much! :)
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:iconnovacron:
Novacron Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like quite an extensive tutorial, I think I may have a go at it sometime just to see what produces. Great work man :thumbsup:
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continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Professional Photographer
thank you so much.

i'd be glad if someone could tell me if he
used or further developed my technique
i've written down in this tutorial.
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
9.7 MB *dies*
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
i'm so sorry for that large file!
otherwise picture-quality will loose
in quality but i you want i can deliver a
smaller version for dialup users.

maybe you can although use the image-
version? same content, same tutorial.

tutorial part 1
tutorial part 2
tutorial part 3
tutorial part 4

but the file size seems to be even larger...
send me a note if you want a smaller version
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
thanks a lot for the offer :)

I happened to download the bigger one :)
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sufflae Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
:tombstone:
yeaps...me too...
stupid dial up
:pissedoff:
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sufflae Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
:tombstone:
yeaps...me too...
stupid dial up
:pissedoff:
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:iconinner-space:
inner-space Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Congrats on writing a quality tutorial. I'm glad
to see that it is getting the attention it deserves
and that `alyn is helping publicise it.

I believe that this deserves a fav from us here
at the ~inner-space group.

Well done!
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks so much to you!
i've never thought of recieving a fav
from this well known and very good
group!

so happy about this! :dance: :boogie: :dance:


thanks once again!
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:iconinner-space:
inner-space Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Sure thing ;- )
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:iconblaze2x:
Blaze2X Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, this really helped me out :D.
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
you are welcome!
i'm proud that it helped you!
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oggyb Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
You're gonna get hordes of people from ` alyn's page so I'll keep this short - I think the effort and detail you've put into this is remarkable and certainly a wonderful resource for all space-artists. I also love your gallery :thumbsup:

Og.
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for your feedback!
i'm proud that you like my gallery although.
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PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Well, i've read it, and it certainly does explain very in-depth how to create earthlike textures. I would definetely like to see the part of developing cities!

Extremely amazing job, i really wish i had a tablet though.
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks!

with the help of a tablet it would be much easier
than it is without. but in my opinion this techique
is even very interesting for so many other parts
so that you do not really need any.
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PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Well I shall certainly read it a couple times over, just to understand your excellent technique. :D
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Fenderbabe16 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
Alyn sent me here, and damn i like the results :) nice work. the mountains are cool. you did a very good job.
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks very much for your feedback!
well as you can imagine one could spend
hours and hours of work on such a texture
but i think the result will get better the more
time someone spent on it.
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Fenderbabe16 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
Yeah thats true, you could make some pretty cool landscapes with that it seems. One can only imagine the results...
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alyn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
This is the best tutorial I've read on texture developement yet, surpasses my own by far. I rarely +fav tutorials, but this time it seems like a must. I'll be publicising this heavily in my next journal too.
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!

i'm a bit surprised and even proud that a master - like you definitely are -
likes and favs my tutorial.
was hard work to complete it and it lasted very long until i got a tutorial
and so a texture (my first one) i'm confident with.


thanks again very much!
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Abdulrahman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Very good man
I like your tutorials and thanks so much for sharing.
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Abdulrahman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005
Sure, I will. :)
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
you are very welcome and thanks for the feedback!

hope that i can deliver more tutorials in the near future to all
of you. well, wait and have a look!
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andyke Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
This is an excelent improvement, it gives the ability to print out the tutorial and off screen reading.

But to come to a realy earthlike planet means even more work then this, it misses deserts, beaches, populated areas, variations in sea's and so on ...

Ofcourse when one goes off to create a planet with this kind of texture means loosing allot of details, also the spherize filter simply blows up your texture, I have been looking for a solution arround this problem but haven't realy found a good working one.

I still think this is one of the better tutorials on how to create a nice planet texture, but it should only be a guide to how to use the techniques, the real part is looking up some real satellite pictures of our planet and study on it, take a piece of paper and draw your seas and continents.

Anyway I am looking forward of seeing more from you in the future and a big thumbs up from the community :thumbsup:
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continentaldrift Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Photographer
you are definitely right!

this is just an example of possibilities. nothing, that could be compared to reality.
i've searched and tested although a lot to find a good solution for the problem with
"shaping" the texture realistically to achive the best results.

i've got one idea i haven't tested out yet, but i'll do this this evening. if i achive a
good result i'll post a tutorial for this technique.

maybe the problem is more one part of the software (e.g. photoshop). maybe i should
search for my 3d proggs (maya) just to render a nice view of the planet before composing
it into space.
but there will be still one thing left: the fact that a lot of planets do look like "stamped"
just into the picture and do not seem to be real enough.

want to ask one question to the community: i'm planning to buy an additional software
for my composings. vue 5 by [link] (for os x). has anyone experience
with this software?


thank you very much for the props.
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Olo-Eopia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006   Writer
I have Vue 5 Infinite on my OSX, It is the best. I don't really have any deviations up that I used it for but I soon will. It's remarkable, powerful and if you use the materials right you will never get that cheap pressed texture look. With the speed of a Mac the final renders don't take days to complete.

I would recomend that you get it if you haven't.
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andyke Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
I am also a Vue 5 user, I like the software allot, but to be honest I haven't used it on OS X. But still I think its a great addition to graphical designers who don't get enough out of terragen.
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continentaldrift Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Photographer
this might be a solution for bad looking textures
after applying the "spherize" filter to a planet.
think you already knew?!!

>> go here
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:iconcontinentaldrift:
continentaldrift Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Photographer
well, i don't expect any major differences between the windows and os x version.
i've tried out the trial version few days ago and was really excited about it.
there seem to be a lot more features than terragen ever had.
but i'll have to buy it, cause i can't anywhere find a dmg of it :(! i think it's worth
buying.

hm... i'm gonna test out my idea now and will soon post an update here.
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