Right now im using a satellite photo for my satellite image in visitor/arma. This helps alot in mask creating, and where to put objects, plants and what not.
But when the masking/object part is finished, Im not really happy about having such a sharp imagery of the sattelite - showing so many details.
Lets take a look at this example: http://maps.google.dk/?ll=56.288441,...27874&t=h&z=16
All the shadows will create giant ugly blackspots in the terrain, even from a soldiers 1st person perspective. And when you turn off the grass it just looks horrifying wrong..
Where it gets really wierd is in an forest area like this http://maps.google.dk/?ll=56.289391,...06968&t=h&z=18 ..
Ive tried alot of different tools and that with mixed results. Some general effect layer or the likes would be a charm instead of deleting shadows by hand on 10240x10240.
What do you guys do to your real world satellite image to overcome this? Any tips?