Making a HeightField

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Old 05 May 2003   #1
Making a HeightField

How does one go about making a nice looking HeightField in Photoshop?
Old 05 May 2003   #2

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.
Old 05 May 2003   #3
Just trying to make a simple random landscape
Old 05 May 2003   #4

Oh ok... then just follow the method i mentioned above. That should do the trick.
Old 05 May 2003   #5
what's a "height field?"
Old 05 May 2003   #6
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.
Old 05 May 2003   #7
ah, oook... coool. =)
Old 01 January 2006   #8
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