View Full Version : New map of Caeruin

07-10-2010, 12:19 PM
Hey there,

this is a map of Ceruin in an old handdrawn antique style. Nearly everything was created by patterns and pathes.

The map shows the first established countries of Caeruin in an early stage of age and those empires that are going to be sold to powerful merchant families. The light dotted lines indicate the regions that are for sale.

Hope you like it. :)


07-10-2010, 01:03 PM
This is very well done. Nice job.

07-10-2010, 01:43 PM
That is pretty cool looking!

Steel General
07-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Very cool, nice job!

07-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Really nice, I like the stamp/seal you added as well, nice touch

07-11-2010, 02:15 AM
Really great!

07-11-2010, 07:29 AM
Really well done! Rep from me (if it will let me).

07-11-2010, 10:36 AM
Thank you all! :)


07-18-2010, 02:27 PM
I got a request if I could show the technique which I used to create the mountains. Of course I can, it works like this (with Photoshop):

First, draw a line that is slightly thinner at one end, like the example in the attached image. Define it as brush preset, open the brushes panel and use the settings that can be seen in the picture (1).

Draw with the path tool the outline of the mountains. Stroke the path with the brush. Change the path into a selection, contract the selection about a size which is 1/3 of the brush length (I used 6 px). Change the selection back into a path and stroke it again (2). Do this again and again until the mountain is filled completly with strokes (3).

When you are finished, put a mask on it and fill the middle area with 50% grey (4). That's it. :)


07-18-2010, 07:41 PM
This is a great map and your technique is excellent. I saw maps of yours and they're among my favs.
Congratulations, you are very talented.

07-19-2010, 03:56 AM
Thanks, Felwynn :)

And for the technique: I forgot to mention that I put the opacity of the brush to 45%.

I often use this technique of contracting or expanding a selection and stroke it (with or without pathes). It is very helpful and comfortable to use automated actions for that (window -> actions). Just safe the first few steps as action, put on play, lean back and watch the machine doing your job. :)


07-19-2010, 01:52 PM
This map is pretty rocken Quabbe. Keep em coming man.