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20130406 Continent of Astathel
This is my first ever computer-drawn map! I tried to follow Ascension's Atlas style for Photoshop, but since I use GIMP, I got a bit lost. The mountains are particularly embarrassing, but I really like the desert colours that Ascension suggests. If anyone can point me in the direction of mountain advice for GIMP, that would be great.
I am just getting into this too, and had to switch back to Windows and CS3 because I couldn't figure it out in GIMP (on my Linux partition). But if I learn anything (because I'm "persistent" [wife says 'stubborn']), I'll let you know.
Hi Anthem, There's hope on the horizon! I found Gidde's conversion of Ascension's tutorial into GIMP here (you have to scroll down). I also set up a WIP thread for this map here. Further down, I posted the result of me following Gidde's tutorial, and the mountains look a million percent better. I don't know if you can 'retro-fit' it to an existing map, but I'll have a go when I've got some free time.