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    • CommentAuthoraviadtal
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2017 edited
     
    I'm working on a harbor town for my campaign and I want to do some extra touches on the watermass. I'm pretty new to the program, and I want to make the water have the slight fading lines. I have started playing with the Edge Stripping effect, unfortunately I couldn't make it work, Perhaps I don't own the right resources for it but I can't seem to get the desired effect. I managed to create a very thin line but I was aiming for thicker ones that have increasing distance. Can anyone assist me please? ^^
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2017
     
    Joe posted a nice graphic for use with the edge striping effect in this thread
    • CommentAuthoraviadtal
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: MonsenJoe posted a nice graphic for use with the edge striping effect inthis thread


    Thank you for the response! They are quite amazing images, problem is my map is colored and they appear to be black & white images, am I missing something? is there a way to make the Background of the image he gave transparent? (Not really keen on Photoshop)

    Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2017
     
    You're right. I thought that stripe image was transparent, but apparently not so. If you have the annuals, I see that issue 106 and 115 comes with premade stripe images, both of which are properly transparent, but otherwise I don't have a stripe image on hand right now unfortunately.

    If not, drawing it yourself in any image editor is also reasonably easy. As you can see in the image from Joe, it is really just a long strip of an image, with vertical black stripes. Make sure to start with a transparent background and not a white one though, and you should be set.
    • CommentAuthoraviadtal
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2017
     
    Thank you, I'll sit on it later, maybe post the image here for future reference of others.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2017 edited
     
    Hi aviadtal. Welcome to the ProFantasy forum.

    It looks like you have an edge striping image now. You might want to tweak some of the settings to see if you can get it to look the way you want. The settings will depend on the scale of your map, but here are a few tips.
    • Put the Edge Striping effect on the sheet that contains the landmass.
    • Try different Effects Units options.
      • The Map Units setting uses the units by which your map is measured. If your map is measured in feet or meters, a value of 5 would only be 5 feet or meters. In overland maps, map units are typically miles or kilometers.
      • If using one of the two "percent" options, the Size value then becomes a percentage of the map or the current zoomed view, depending on which Effects Unit you chose.
    • Make sure the Striping Placement setting is Outside.

    I hope that helps.

    Cheers,
    ~Dogtag

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