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Moe
07-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Hey folks,

I spend some time during the last days on creating this tut. Let me know what you're thinking as well as of any mistakes or improvements.
I could need some advice in finding a suitable name for this Tutorial - so feel free to post one!

Moe

(Please tell me of any false spelling and vocab. I'm sure, there'll be some of those little devils!)

eViLe_eAgLe
07-12-2011, 12:03 AM
Ahh.. This'll go perfect with the sketchy maps theme I have for my forum Roleplay. Thank'ye kindly my good sir! Repped and the thread rated.

eViLe_eAgLe
07-12-2011, 12:09 AM
It won't let me rate the thread :/

Ascension
07-12-2011, 01:10 AM
Nice little style there. Didn't read the tut, just skimmed it. Will read tomorrow.

eViLe_eAgLe
07-12-2011, 01:50 AM
http://gyazo.com/4c699378df7abdc297e35811ec8d50f8.png
I just read the first part.. Its really open for customization though. I like it.

Moe
07-12-2011, 01:54 AM
I just read the first part.. Its really open for customization though. I like it.

Glad you like it!
That's the good thing about the method. It's highly customizable. When you complete the next steps it will highlight
your coastline. Then it's possibly close to the way you need it for your sketchy map theme.

Regards,
-Moe

twister
07-12-2011, 04:18 AM
Nice tutorial, synthetic yet complete, good job !

cantab
07-12-2011, 05:32 AM
Gets nice results. Maybe mention the name of the program used (Photoshop) in the title for the tutorial?

Moe
07-12-2011, 05:42 AM
Gets nice results. Maybe mention the name of the program used (Photoshop) in the title for the tutorial?

Good hint. PDF updated. Thank you, cantab!

Is there a way to change the threads name? It seems to me as if I am not able to.

arsheesh
07-14-2011, 04:12 PM
Haven't had a chance to read through this yet but I've downloaded it for perusal. I'll comment further once I've had a chance to look at it in depth.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Ruedy
07-15-2011, 04:44 PM
Very nice, Thanks!

Moe
07-16-2011, 07:22 AM
Glad you like it!

I've to take part in a seminar in Bangkok till end of next week.
When I'm back home I'll work on an update. Let me know if this tut did it's job or if there is anything which needs to be improved.

Greets,
-Moe

ravells
07-16-2011, 08:42 AM
Very nice Tutorial, I've just run through it and it works really well! I really like the slightly unpredictable results which gives the waves a good hand drawn look. Rep coming and thanks for the tutorial. Just off to see if I can adapt the wave effect for Serif Drawplus.

Yay! Success! Vector wave effect!

Moe
07-18-2011, 06:32 AM
Nice! Glad to see the tut working.

Adding those lakes in the landmass' center you could work with different blurs. It'll be interesting to see the technique on such a small area. By now some of the waves vanish underneath the land.

Being at home again I'll try to figure out some easy style to add details like mountains, forests, etc.

Greets,
-Moe

Domo230
07-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Just started work on a map for a wild west rpg I am doing, using this tutorial. I don't have much experience with photoshop and am not sure what brush I am supposed to use in step 3.

Any help would be appreciated.

Moe
07-09-2013, 01:56 AM
Hi Domo,

the brush is attached to the original post (three attachements. PDF, sample, brush - the black shape is the brush).

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If you want to know how to install brushes, check out http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Photoshop-Brushes or use google to find a how-to which suits you :-)

Hope I could help and I really appreciate that you use my tut ;-)

If you need further help, don't hesitate to ask for it.

We would be glad to see any results you achieve here at the guild!

Cheers,
Moe




//Sent from mobile device using Tapatalk. Please excuse false spelling and brevity.

Domo230
07-13-2013, 10:02 PM
Hi Moe, thanks for the advice. I am still a little stuck. I downloaded the brush image and it is a .PNG file. However photoshop does not seem to accept brushes in a .PNG file format. Is there something I am missing?


All the best

Domo230

Iggy
07-20-2013, 03:17 PM
Got a question, at step 8 it says "add two level adjustment layers". When I click on the button as indicated by the screenshot I get a menu, which option do I need to select?

I'll post my result after I'm done.


Hi Moe, thanks for the advice. I am still a little stuck. I downloaded the brush image and it is a .PNG file. However photoshop does not seem to accept brushes in a .PNG file format. Is there something I am missing?


All the best

Domo230

I have PS CS6 Extended but I assume it is the same for most PhotoShop versions. To define the brush image as a new custom brush open the PNG file and go to "Edit" then click on "Define Brush Preset...". Insert a name for the new brush and click "OK". You know can select the brush from the brush menu.

Domo230
07-20-2013, 09:43 PM
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Here's a pic of the progress I have made so far with my wild west rpg map. I took the tutorial and made some small changes to make it my own.
Next step is to find out how to shade the map territories and add some smaller details like towns and hills etc...

Moe
07-22-2013, 05:42 AM
Got a question, at step 8 it says "add two level adjustment layers". When I click on the button as indicated by the screenshot I get a menu, which option do I need to select?

Hi Iggy,

first of all: thanks for your proxy reply to Domo. I was on a biz trip and not able to help at that point. But in general I advise you to use all-mighty google for any questions on how to use PS as it answers way faster than me sometimes ;-)

To your question:
As it says in the text: "Add two level adjustment layers" by selecting them in the pop-up you mentioned. In case you use the latest version of PS (which I'm not familiar with) it might be hidden within another menu - if so: try to get some orientation by checking out the screenshots. The thumbnails of the level adjustments are pretty recognizable.

Hope this might help - in case I can't quit break some aids to you within short time grant me some patience ;-)

Cheers
Moe

Moe
07-22-2013, 05:48 AM
Here's a pic of the progress I have made so far with my wild west rpg map.

Hey Domo,

nice job so far! Is there any chance to get hands on the RPG you mentioned by the time it'll be finished - or is it a private round?

As for my personal taste, I'd like to see you using another type of bevel around the coast line. This gradient style weakens the sketch impression one likes to see while exploring your map.

Cheers
>Moe