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Jen's Recipe for River Valleys
This is for all of you Brycers out there who have tried to fit mountains together just right to make a nice valley. Or, it's for any of you who just plain like rivers... and hey, if you didn't like rivers, you wouldn't be here, right?
(Picture of end result of recipe, plus texture and clouds.) Ingredients:Bryce 3D (Bryce 2 may be substituted)Adobe Photoshop 4.0 (may work with other versions) I used a Windows 95 oven for this, but it should work in a Mac oven too. Extra detail on how to prepare ingredients is provided for beginners. Some experienced chefs could probably figure it all out from the pictures alone.
First, preheat Adobe Photoshop to 512 degrees Fahrenheit. Fire up Photoshop and create a new file with dimensions appropriate for a Bryce terrain. I usually don't go below 512 x 512 pixels, since I think that gives me the nicest winding river. I could always scale it down later to 256 or 124, if I so desired. For these examples I'll show small halfsize versions of the results for each step. Like this! (ooh, aah, blank image. Big thrill eh?)