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06-17-2011, 06:57 PM
I tried to transfer Ascension's tutorial "Antique Style Maps in Photoshop" to Gimp and here is what I've come up with. It's not perfect and I guess the example is not the best, but I learned very much about Gimp while I was making this tutorial and maybe someone can use some of the Gimp techniques. I tried to include other techniques from various gimp tutorials here in this forum, especially from RobA. Many thanks to Ascension and him :)
Please feel free to comment and critique. I hope it is okay that I tried to remake Ascensions tutorial for Gimp.
06-17-2011, 07:11 PM
Looks good to me. Remake anything you want, that's what they're there for.
06-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Gorgeous map! Very nice job.
06-18-2011, 08:57 AM
Yes, this turned out quite nicely...
Translating Photoshop to GIMP can be bit problematic, but you've done a fine job of it here.
Nice results too. I like the compass rose ;)
04-05-2012, 01:47 AM
I'm a GIMP-catechumen, but I do everything correctly until step 4, where it says to "right click the layer 'land mask' and select 'alpha to selection.'" From there it states that it should only select my landmass, but it selects ALL of my map. Any input or suggestions? Thanks.
04-05-2012, 10:28 PM
Sounds like you missed the part at the very beginning of step 4: Grab the select by color tool and click on the black part, and then hit Delete.
Once you've done that, only your land should be non-transparent, and your alpha to selection should work.
04-06-2012, 01:03 AM
Don't mind me. I'm an idiot who can't read. Thanks for the help.
04-07-2012, 01:07 AM
Ha, I've missed a piece here and there doing tutorials. Glad you're unstuck :)
09-15-2013, 08:53 PM
This is awesome, thanks alot man! This'll be the first digital map I've made, and I hope it'll look good. I'll post a picture when I'm done.
04-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Thank you for this tutorial, that's a nice style. I still need a lot of pratice with it, but here is my first try.
04-11-2014, 10:16 AM
That's pretty rad. I reckon if you made the colours of the states a bit less opaque, the effect would fit the style a bit more!
04-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Thank you for the advice WhatTheBlazes, I'll do that in my next pratice.
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