creating earth like textures

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Mustang(Posted 2006) [#1]
...If you need to do planet textures:


13-page good tutorial (9.72 mb). I prefer semi-automatic procedural apps myself, like Wilbur, but sometimes you need to get your hands dirty and fully photoshop it.


Forums don't like plain linky apparently, so you'll have to cut-and-paste...

And if you map the handpainted map spherically [remapping (distorting) a "flat" image into a cylindrical projection] you'll need this "distortion" PhotoShop plug-in too:

Spherical Mapping Corrector

This filter produces texture map correction for spherical texture mapping. Special thanks to Paul Bourke for allowing his algorithm to be ported to this plugin. For more information, please visit Mr. Bourke's site at Mr. Bourke's

Current Version v1.2

jfk EO-11110(Posted 2006) [#2]
Very useful, thanks!