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astraz
04-20-2010, 06:40 AM
Hi everyone, :)
my name is Angelo, I'm from Italy and I'm here to look for inspiration and (maybe) help about using Adobe Illustrator for fantasy maps.
I'm currently working on two project concerning the building of two worlds that are the settings for two RPG campaigns I'm running... (one is the setting for and RPG rulebook I'm developing ;) ).

First off, I'm starting searching the forum for ideas and tutorials about how to use Illustrator at best for my projects, but I'm also looking for other softwares to use (in conjunction with the Adobe's one) to build up worlds that have some "reality" in them... :)

See you all!

Carnifex
04-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Hi Angelo,

Welcome to the guild! I often use Illustrator for mapping and then move the project to Photoshop for finishing. I'm quite good at Illustrator and will try to help you of you have any questions (I might not know everything but have used it for 15 years now).

a2area
04-20-2010, 09:06 AM
Welcome! Another long-time Illustrator user here too, and like Carnifex I use Photoshop for finishing. You will find both help AND inspiration here. Enjoy (-:
Brian

mearrin69
04-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Welcome to the Guild! I usually start my maps in Photoshop but lately have been trying to create a framework in Illustrator and then import that to Photoshop. My best example to date is here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?8176-Region-1-Map-27-Town-01-Argria/page9). Some of the users here use other tools in their mapping work as well, including random landscape generators and 3D modeling and rendering tools.
M

Steel General
04-20-2010, 04:44 PM
Welcome Aboard!

NeonKnight
04-21-2010, 12:10 PM
Welcome to the Guild!