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In this lesson we will create a map of your Earth.

Step 1. Open Photoshop and create a new document. Push D, To set the main and background colors by default, create a new layer and apply Filter> Rendering> Clouds (Filter> Render> Clouds).

Step 2. Image> Correction> Posterize (Image> Adjustments> Posterize), and choose the Levels value (level) equal to 2. We have just created our Earth. Rename the layer to “Continents”.

Step 3. Choosing a tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool) (W), select the white part and delete it. Check that you do not have a check mark in front of the Adjacent pixels (Contiguous) on the options panel and the Tolerance is 0.

Step 4. Now let’s create the background. I hid the Continents layer for more convenient work. Choosing a tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool) (K) and fill the background with a dark brown color. I used #fiveCfourD2B.

Step 5. Add some life to our background. Choosing a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool) (G) and light brown color (# AB9E67), Fill as shown. Don’t forget to change the fill mode to Radial (Radial Gradient).

Step 6. Now that we’re done with the background, let’s take a look at the Continents. Change their color to brown (# 2A2415). To do this, hold down Ctrl and click on the layer with the continents, then go to Editing> Fill (Edit> Fill).

Step 7. Using standard shapes, create a light brown compass (# 7E735B) on a new layer. Choosing a tool Arbitrary shape (Custom Shape Tool) (U) and select the shape in the form of a compass. If you cannot find a figure in the shape of a compass, then click on the small arrow in the upper right corner and in the menu that opens, select All.

Step 8. Create a new layer above the layer with the compass. Draw white stripes across the entire image. Choosing a tool Rectangle selection (Rectangular Marquee Tool) (M) and create a selection from top to bottom. Fill it with white (#Ffffff). Editing> Run Fill (Edit> Fill). Repeat this action as many times as necessary until the end of the image.

Step 9. Now distort (Editing> Transform> Distorta) stripes as shown in the image below. Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser) (E), a large soft brush and erase the edges of the bands.

Step 10. Change the blending mode to Soft light (Soft Light) and reduce Opacity (Opacity) up to 5%.

Step 11. Create a new layer above the layer with the rays of light and apply Filter> Rendering> Clouds (Filter> Render> Clouds). But this time we use not black and white colors, but dark and light brown.

Step 12. Change layer blending mode to Lightening basics (Color Dodge) and lower Opacity up to 42%.

Step 13. Now we will create a grid. Roll up the document with the map and create a new document. When creating the background, make it transparent. In this tutorial, I created a large grid (100x100 pixels), but you can create a document of any size (the main thing is that it was square). Choosing a tool Pencil (Pencil Tool) (N) size 1 pixel, and draw lines to the right and below. Select all (Ctrl + A) and go Editing> Define a pattern (Edit> Define Pattern).

Step 14. We have created the grid pattern, now we will create a grid in the main document. To do this, create a new layer, select the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool) (K) set fill mode Pattern (Pattern). Open the sample menu and find the sample we created. To make lines thinner than opacity set ten%.

Step 15. Now add antiquities to our map. To do this, create a new layer, select the tool Brush (Brush) (B) with soft edges and dark color. Paint the right corner and reduce opacity layer to about 80% so it was not too dark. You can stop at this or continue with the lesson for a more realistic lesson.

Step 16. The final touches. Merge all layers (Ctrl + Shift + E) and apply Filter > Texture > Corn (Filter> Texture> Grain). Install Stains (Speckle) for the type of grain. You can change other settings as desired. In this lesson, I used 35 for intensity and 68 for contrast. Congratulations! We just created a map out of nothing.

But what happened with me:

Author: Jonathan
Transfer: Samoilov Anton
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