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industrygothica
02-28-2008, 05:13 PM
I've been looking for a place to learn a few tips and tricks about fantasy cartography, and I just stumbled onto this little slice of the internet. I get the feeling that I'll be here for a while, as it appears to be a most excellent resource.

For the moment my focus is on world maps; if anyone can point me in the right direction for threads concerning such, I'd be most appreciative.

Again, it is good to be here. I look forward to learning from you guys.

-IG

pyrandon
02-28-2008, 05:47 PM
Hello and welcome! Only be here "for a while"??? Let's make that a looooong while, ok? ;)

I do not have any specific threads to recommend, but I would say start in the Regional/World Mapping threads (obviously) and you'll see a lot. If you want specific tips, go to the tutorial section; for examples of great maps to emulate, see the reference sections.

Also, if you tell us what software (if any) you plan to use, that would be very helpful too!

Once again, welcome!

ravells
02-28-2008, 06:07 PM
Welcome to the guild, Industrygothica!

industrygothica
02-28-2008, 06:16 PM
Thank you for the welcome, and the road map. I'll find those threads straight away.

I've only used photoshop for mapping, if that helps.

pyrandon
02-28-2008, 06:35 PM
Yes, that helps--and you will find plenty of help here in the Guild!

If you do not find what you think will help you most with Photoshop, be sure to ask and some good Guildie will surely post a tutorial or point you to one!

PrismShard
02-28-2008, 10:50 PM
Welcome to the guild! I'm pretty new here, too. I use Campaign Cartographer 3 for my maps, though I also recently downloaded Gimp after seeing it mentioned here a lot.

Prism Shard

industrygothica
02-29-2008, 01:08 AM
Yes, that helps--and you will find plenty of help here in the Guild!

If you do not find what you think will help you most with Photoshop, be sure to ask and some good Guildie will surely post a tutorial or point you to one!

Excellent. Again, thank you.

RobA
02-29-2008, 10:42 AM
I would also suggest checking out the "Fantasy Cartography with Photoshop" video podcast from Zombie Nirvana games http://www.zombienirvana.com/?page_id=67 if you haven't already.

-Rob A>

industrygothica
02-29-2008, 11:34 AM
I would also suggest checking out the "Fantasy Cartography with Photoshop" video podcast from Zombie Nirvana games http://www.zombienirvana.com/?page_id=67 if you haven't already.

-Rob A>

I have, actually. Good stuff there. Thanks!

The Cartographist
02-29-2008, 01:31 PM
Welcome to the Guild. I think that you'll really like it here.

NeonKnight
03-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Welcome aboard. Hope to see some nice stuff from you.