Using Leaf Texture to Create Map of Indonesia

Photoshop | May 11th, 2010

Want to make a map of Indonesia with a leaf? yes, we can do with photoshop. In this photoshop tutorial we’ll create a map of Indonesia using leaf texture, and gives a little touch to make an interesting background.

Final Image Preview

Before we get started, take a look at the image we’ll be creating. Click here to view the actual size.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 1

As usual, we start by creating a new document the size of 1920 x 1200 pixels with a resolution of 300 ppi and select Transparent as the background. Then open this map image in photoshop and add to the document we have created. If you find a better map image, you can use your image.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 2

At first we remove the lines on this map. Create new layer by clicking Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels, and set as shown below.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

After that combine the layers into one by click on one layer at layer window, press Ctrl and click on the others, right click and select Merge Layers.

Step 3

Select white as your foreground color, using a brush cover spots that are still lagging.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Now repeat step 2, but this time with a different level setting. Then connect the line side of the island on the map that is lost with the brush of black color, like at the top of the island of Borneo.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 4

Select white color outside of the map with the Magic Wand Tool then remove by pressing delete.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 5

Now we will use the texture of leaves to make a map Indonesia. Open leaf texture image in photoshop and then paste it into our document. Duplicate this leaf texture layer into three parts, reduce opacity and place as shown in the following figure.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

with this arrangement, as if covering map is a sheet full of leaves.

Step 6

Return the Opacity to 100%, and combine all three into one. Load selection by pressing Ctrl + click map layer thumbnail.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 7

Now go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection. Fill the background with white and we get the following picture.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 8

Double-click leaf texture layer to bring up layer style window, then add the drop shadow.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 9

To get started give depth to the background, create a new layer below all the layers except the white layer, then make a circular gradient from yellow #c3cc20 to green #4a9b0f.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 10

Above the gradient layer, add the texture of paper and then on the menu bar select Image > Atjustment > Desaturate, or with the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + U. Change the blending mode of this layer to Overlay with 70% Opacity.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 11

Duplicate the paper texture layer, then turn 180 degrees, with Overlay blending mode but with 20% Opacity.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

Step 12

Set foreground color to black #000000, with a large brush size and approximately 50% hardness, coloring the edges of the image as follows.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

After that, change the blending mode to Overlay with opacity 70%.

Step 13

Now we add the highlight on the image, create a circular gradient from white to tansparent in the upper left and change the blending mode to Soft Light with 50% Opacity.

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

final Result

This is the end result of the Indonesian map using leaf texture. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and don’t forget subscribe to Grafisia RSS Feed .

tutorial make a map of Indonesia with leaf textures using photoshop

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6 Comments

  1. nice job:) thanks for the post…….

  2. Faisal says:

    Nice tutorial… have more tutorial for share….?

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