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Candacis
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.

Ascension
06-17-2011, 07:11 PM
Looks good to me. Remake anything you want, that's what they're there for.

Jaxilon
06-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Gorgeous map! Very nice job.

Steel General
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.

RobA
06-18-2011, 05:53 PM
Nice results too. I like the compass rose ;)

-Rob A>

vagarioustoast
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.

Gidde
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.

vagarioustoast
04-06-2012, 01:03 AM
Don't mind me. I'm an idiot who can't read. Thanks for the help.

Gidde
04-07-2012, 01:07 AM
Ha, I've missed a piece here and there doing tutorials. Glad you're unstuck :)

Zuni
09-15-2013, 12:54 AM
Ah! Thankyousah!

Breymoor
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.

Thanks again!

JefBT
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.

http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/jefbt-albums-studies-picture63132-antique-style-map-i-had-done-tutorial-http-www-cartographersguild-com-tutorials-how-15011-antique-style-maps-gimp-html-i-still-need-pratice-more-kind-map-but-here-my-first-try.png

WhatTheBlazes
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!

JefBT
04-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Thank you for the advice WhatTheBlazes, I'll do that in my next pratice.

Zaelkonan
04-21-2014, 12:00 AM
Great tutorial! I appreciate the detail you put into how to make the text effects. Definitely worth a day's work. I ran out of space for the scale and compass.

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Thanks!

JefBT
04-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Very nice Zaelkonan, and the mountains fit very well with this style.

Anbairui
05-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Hmm, I'm having trouble with adding mountains. I have Gimp 2.8. What am I supposed to do if I can't find the "fade out" box? I don't think this is in 2.8, but I am very new to this program. It seems like it should look like the lines are just fading away, but mine are still constant after adjusting the fade settings. I'm just doing a random map to try different strategies.

jddf000
05-18-2014, 01:31 PM
In the instructions, you mention you used brushes off of DeviantArt, and then refer specifically to 'the second brush of these', but there does not appear to actually be a link there. Would you perhaps have the link somewhere, or am I just incapable of using the link correctly?