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GygaxLives
04-20-2010, 07:54 PM
A simple guide to making a cool map in under five minutes with Photoshop.

http://rpglabyrinth.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-make-great-map-in-five-minutes.html

Coyotemax
04-21-2010, 01:12 AM
Rendered clouds are our friends!

It's a nifty approach, around here people generally seem to take it quite a but further, but you really can get some neat results in a short time frame.

Great find!

Aenigma
04-22-2010, 05:04 AM
I can't really follow this guide since I'm a noob. I do have Cs4, but I don't know what to do at step 6.

In the guide, it says I should select a white area with my magic wand, but there is no such white area o:

ravells
04-22-2010, 07:27 AM
Well he knows about the guild, one of the posts in his blog refers to 'Tear's mapping style'.

Aenigma: If there is no white area, do a levels adjustment (Image/adjust/levels) drag the three little triangular sliders so that the right most one is just at the start of where the graph comes down to zero and same with the left where it starts lifting from zero. Drag the middle one between these two until you're happy with the result.

Ramah
04-22-2010, 07:54 AM
Well he knows about the guild, one of the posts in his blog refers to 'Tear's mapping style'.


Not just that, but many of his recent maps use Vhailor's mountain and hill brushes and my iso markers and tree brushes.

Nice job on the 5 minute map though.

Aenigma
04-22-2010, 08:03 AM
Well he knows about the guild, one of the posts in his blog refers to 'Tear's mapping style'.

Aenigma: If there is no white area, do a levels adjustment (Image/adjust/levels) drag the three little triangular sliders so that the right most one is just at the start of where the graph comes down to zero and same with the left where it starts lifting from zero. Drag the middle one between these two until you're happy with the result.


Many thanks :)

Also, I did find some white areas when I tried making a wholly new map. It's the first map I've ever completed in Photoshop and thus; I must thank GygasLives for providing this guide/tutorial!

:D

Ascension
04-22-2010, 05:53 PM
Obviously he is a member here and has read the tuts, got a couple of maps in my satellite style as well.

ravells
04-22-2010, 06:46 PM
which makes us all feel a lot better, cos they aint many new styles we haven't already come accross or invented!