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Sando
07-30-2011, 10:53 PM
Hey all :D

Have just picked up in interest in designing world and dungeon maps for my online maptools game and stumbled across this gem of a website.

Thought i'd say hi and ask a question (which may be better directed in another topic?)

Im keen on making world and region maps for a 1940's WWII era setting for Savage Worlds.
Was wondering if anyone could suggest a tutorial, effects or programs best served to create this look.

Many thanks,
Sando :)

Steel General
07-31-2011, 08:35 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Sando
07-31-2011, 10:51 PM
Should probably mention ive got Campaign Cartographer, Fractal Terrains and Good ol' Photoshop at my disposal haha

ravells
08-01-2011, 06:00 AM
Hi Sando, your best best would be to find examples of the style that you're looking for and post them up here - we can then help you achieve the look that you want.

Sando
08-01-2011, 07:06 AM
I spose thats a good start :D

I guess something in the vein of Ascension's map

http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35967&d=1306095350

Something out of Indiana Jones

ravells
08-01-2011, 08:47 AM
I'd suggest starting with FT - if you want to map real world locations then use the real world DEM data which comes with the program as an extra or download it from the USGS website. If you are making a fantasy world then find a good FT world to use and edit it. Perhaps use a black and white lighting scheme (land white), with the relief shading. You can then bring that into photoshop and just drop some layer effects on it....attached is a start.

NeonKnight
08-02-2011, 02:21 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

Sando
08-03-2011, 07:07 AM
Okay, Ravells, will have a look into that.. did you just whip that one up then?

Will try a few tutorials and see what I can pick up from there :)

Also, Thanks Steel and Neon for the warm welcome!

ravells
08-03-2011, 07:37 AM
Hi Sando, yes, it was just an FT world map with some colour overlay and a quick graticule.

Sando
08-03-2011, 08:43 AM
Cool! well.. I dabbled, and tried some stuff in Photoshop.. Its pretty low-res, so excuse that side of it. Didnt know where else to post this kind of stuff for feedback, or rather, if it's worthy. :?

Any feeback would be great..

37506

ravells
08-03-2011, 09:38 AM
Usually you'd start a new thread in the WIP subforums. If you are after a 1940s style then the best place to start would be to trawl the interwebs for some reference material. I google imaged Indiana Jones Map (http://www.the-spoiler.com/Sinjin/INDY/indylv17.htm) and found the colour scheme for the one I posted above from an Indiana Jones computer game. The land colour was more orangey in that one though.

Moe
08-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Welcome Sando!

Even in low resolution the terrain looks promising.


I google imaged Indiana Jones Map...

Damn, you posted the link - I clicked it and winded up browsing this walkthrough with all its screenshots :-D
nostalgia, nostalgia... one of my favs when I was a boy.

>Moe