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Seraphine_Harmonium
04-25-2011, 01:09 PM
Fondest Greetings to You All,
I am Seraphine Harmonium, and I am come from the Campaign Builders' Guild owing to the fact that I have begun, on occasion, to make maps for my campaign settings. I have begun a new pet project, and difficulties with mapping certain terrain features is what drew me here. I draw my maps by hand, both because I am attracted to the whimsy of them, and because I don't know well enough how to use computer programs to do what I want. (Also I don't want to spend money)

Other things about me--I am an actor when I'm not gaming, and I have a lot of interest in mythology, particularly Celtic myth, owing to my Irish heritage. I am a Medieval/Renaissance nerd, I am getting into Steampunk, and my username is an obscure allusion to the Phantom of the Opera.

At the CBG, if people don't want to write out "Seraphine_Harmonium" every time they refer to me, both "Seraph" and "S_H (Or just SH)" are used, and acceptable.

Glad to meet you all,
~Seraphine Harmonium

jtougas
04-25-2011, 01:16 PM
Welcome to the Guild. If you are interested in using software to digitally create or even finish your hand drawn maps, I would suggest you check out GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/). It's an open source graphics editing program that is free and very powerful. There are many users of GIMP in the guild and several very good tutorials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?48-Tutorials-How-To) written for it. :)

Seraphine_Harmonium
04-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Welcome to the Guild. If you are interested in using software to digitally create or even finish your hand drawn maps, I would suggest you check out GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/). It's an open source graphics editing program that is free and very powerful. There are many users of GIMP in the guild and several very good tutorials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?48-Tutorials-How-To) written for it. :)
Ah yes. I currently do have GIMP. I will probably use it to edit maps in the later stages, but I am not good at drawing with a mouse (or the touchpad on my laptop) so I will probably still do the preliminaries by hand.

Steel General
04-26-2011, 07:48 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Ryan K
04-26-2011, 06:47 PM
Welcome to the Guild :)

Seraphine_Harmonium
04-26-2011, 08:57 PM
Not sure why it wasn't letting me respond to this, but I do have GIMP. I made my last map by hand and edited with Paint.net. This time around I have GIMP, but I mostly using for touch-ups, labeling, and so forth. I'm sure I'm not taking full advantage of the program, but I like the way things have worked out in the past.

NeonKnight
04-28-2011, 02:36 PM
Welcome to the Guild!