OGF:Making detailed forest cover
From OpenGeofiction Encyclopedia
A method to make detailed forest cover. This method is recommended for those familiar with JOSM.
- Draw a random-shaped forest polygon, then another, then another, until you have perhaps twenty or so. Copy (duplicated by using Ctrl+D), resize (Ctrl+Alt) and/or rotate (Shift+Ctrl) them all so you generate even more variants. To create slightly larger, more detailed ones, you can draw segments using the FastDraw plugin.
- Copy and paste these at random into the area to be filled, allowing the segments to overlap. (You can combine overlap areas by selecting them and pressing Shift+J.) JOSM won't display the border lines so it will create the patchwork effect when uploaded. You can copy-paste 'clusters' of these shapes and with a bit of rotation and resizing they will look different.