View Full Version : Making a HeightField

05 May 2003, 10:08 AM
How does one go about making a nice looking HeightField in Photoshop?

05 May 2003, 01:52 PM
Depends a little on what it's for actually.

But most often you can start by using the Clouds/Difference Clouds filters and then tweaking the finer details manually with brushes, and perhaps even a few filters applied to selected areas, for specific purposes.

05 May 2003, 03:39 PM
Just trying to make a simple random landscape ;)

05 May 2003, 08:55 PM
Oh ok... then just follow the method i mentioned above. That should do the trick. :bounce:

05 May 2003, 11:02 PM
what's a "height field?"

05 May 2003, 11:48 PM
It's basically z-depth.

Let's say you are looking straight down on a mountain. Well, the top of the mountain would be white, the bottom would be black, and the sides would be shades of gray.

If you have ever used Filter > Render > Lighting Effects, then you might already be familiar with them.

05 May 2003, 02:39 AM
ah, oook... coool. =)

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