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Destan
10-15-2010, 03:41 AM
Threw together a mountain pass VTT map for my group and thought I'd share. Thanks!

Destan

Steel General
10-15-2010, 07:04 AM
Looks good, only little nit-pick is that the ground texture looks pixellated/blocky when you zoom in to full size,

Ghostman
10-15-2010, 08:18 AM
Very impressive! I can almost hear sandlions burrowing out of the map :lol:

RecklessEnthusiasm
10-15-2010, 09:17 AM
That there rope bridge needs a drop shadow between the rocks!

Avengeil
10-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Nice map.Repped.

Destan
10-15-2010, 11:04 AM
Thanks guys. I'm embarrassed to admit I don't know how to do a drop shadow, nor how to fix the pixellation. I'm a Paint Shop Pro guy, because I don't have Photoshop, so many of the tutorials don't apply in my case. Ergo, my "shadows" just end up with me using a black marker with high transparency.

Edit: It goes without saying, I hope, but I'm open to any and all advice, tips, hints, or suggestions! I'm sorta learning on my own as I click different buttons in PSP.

Edit #2: Hooray! Now that I learned the term "drop shadow" I was able to find it in PSP and apply it. Thank you Reckless.

geamon
10-15-2010, 11:50 AM
I suggest you try out GIMP, free just as powerful as Photoshop for the most part and we have tons of tutorials. Up to you though.

Edit: After looking through it, things that I see that can be improved are the grid can be more defined or less patchy like hash marks. Using layers more effectively you can cut out some of the grid being over rock edges which helps in providing the illusion of depth. The reason you're ground is pixelated, I'm thinking that the resolution of the texture is higher then that of the image you created, therefore you can re size the texture or change the scale with the image(Not sure if Paintshop Pro has this feature). You can even add drop shadows to the rock faces as well to enhance further that illusion of depth.

All in all pretty good work for first time. Better then mine.

mearrin69
10-17-2010, 01:06 AM
That's a pretty cool map. Makes me want to torture my players with some Reflex saves during combat! Have some rep for it.
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Gawen
11-02-2010, 06:10 PM
Magnifica!
Looks like a very sophisticated way to make my players life very hard. Loving it. Bravissimo.