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Schwarzkreuz
01-15-2012, 10:09 AM
Hi,

here are the first 3 packages of brushes I used on the Worldmap of Arden (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?17128-Imperial-Worldmap-of-Arden)
There I used more than 800 handmade brushes to archiev the Result. I am now offering the first parts for free non comercial/privat usage. Each Pack contains about 80 Brushes and contains Mointains, Trees, Ruins, Rocks, Dessert and so on, ca. 240 in total. If ever used on a comercial way, please inform me and we can discuss it, this is an obligation. (my mail aristagon13 at yahoo.de) I hope you like my work and have fun with the Packs. And also please put a lunk of your maps, using my sets, here. I would like to see what you are making with it.




Herr is another Version of the Packs hopefully Wirkung bettet

44808
44809
44810

EDIT: PLEASE use WINRAR or similar progs to unpack these, Winzip seems to have problem with my packs!

41234

41235

41236


Critiques and Comments welcome!

lostatsea
01-15-2012, 07:53 PM
Look pretty good . Downloaded for a closer look. Nice work !!

Sabbz
01-16-2012, 01:24 PM
First and foremost, you are a God among men for providing these mapping elements, thank you! :)
Secondly, holy-cow at that worldmap! Amazing!

How do you give rep? I don't know how to give rep, :(
Edit: Never mind, figured it out. :D

Schwarzkreuz
01-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Hi, thx for the Rep. I would love to see some maps done thith these brushes.

And if you have any surgestions whats needed, just ask. I am not providing every bit of my map, it was still huge amount of work, but I think with these over 200, its enough to use.

Elrondbest
01-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Hello!

Am I the only one who can't download the brushes?
For me, the zip pack is empty when I download it... T_T

Schwarzkreuz
01-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Sorry I checked them and the work fine. I dont know whats wrong.

Michael Stenmark
01-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Great! This looks like fun!
I will download and check them out!

razcor
01-21-2012, 05:33 PM
Wonderful! Trying just now...repped!

akkirojineko
01-27-2012, 10:29 PM
I had the same problem as Elrondbest. It says - cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive.

I like these brushes though, I think they are really good.

Pseudohazard
01-29-2012, 02:30 AM
Really digging these brushes! But I can't seem to get the zips to open, I'm having the same trouble as the other guys.

Lukc
01-29-2012, 02:55 AM
Yup, says it's an invalid zip for me as well, when I try to open it with the Windows7 default archive utility. What did you use to zip them?

Pseudohazard
01-29-2012, 03:03 AM
I just tried unzipping them with 7-zip and that seemed to do the trick! Can't wait to try them out!

Lukc
01-29-2012, 03:07 AM
There it is then, it's probably a format like .7z that Win7 doesn't recognize by default.

Confirmed: 7zip works.

Schwarzkreuz
02-02-2012, 07:20 PM
Sorry guys, its WinRAR. I normaly thought winzps would do it? Well I will change them to standard zips soon and re up them.

akkirojineko
02-09-2012, 10:09 PM
Got them to unzip and can't wait to try them out! Thanks for making the brushes!

shihan
02-20-2012, 05:06 AM
Absolutely awesome stuff!

Thank you, Schwarzkreuz, for sharing them. As soon as I get back to my home pc, I'll start digging through and testing them :)

bearden314
02-20-2012, 05:37 PM
There are amazing! Keep up the great work and keep posting brushes :)

Schwarzkreuz
02-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Oh, well I cant put out all my magical powder on the public : D

If I do so, I wont ahve any tricks left. And that would be boring. Anyway, the packs contain about 30% of the Ardenmap, but shurely it will be enough as a starting point to create some own materials.

jazzon
02-25-2012, 09:55 PM
possible solution for the zip issue.

7 zip (and winrar) have the option of saving / opening zips in lzma structure. Schwarz... check your settings, make sure it is set for "deflate" (I havent used winrar in years, but the linux version has the option...)

Schwarzkreuz
02-26-2012, 03:10 PM
Well Ok, I try this out soon.

Heinrich Zweihänder
04-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Your files are actually RAR files with a fake .zip extension...

Anyway with what (free) software can I open this brush set ?.

Lukc
04-14-2012, 11:52 AM
7zip should be able to handle it. In my experience, it cracks just about every compression open :)

Heinrich Zweihänder
04-19-2012, 08:32 AM
Nah, I mean these are brushes for which software ? I managed to unextract them with unrar, but I can't open those weird *.abr files.

When i inspect the file type, it says : GDSII Stream file version 56.66 What is that ?

FoxtrotAnonymous
05-12-2012, 10:29 PM
I would love to use these, but Unarchiver on my Mac is having an issue with opening the .zip file. I basically just keep getting more .zip files when it opens them.

atpollard
05-13-2012, 01:20 PM
Winzip versions of the files in the opening post (for anyone having trouble unziping the other version):

44808
44809
44810

Gidde
05-13-2012, 03:16 PM
@ Heinrich Zweihänder: .abr's are photoshop brushes. Last I heard, GIMP knows how to use them, though.

FoxtrotAnonymous
05-14-2012, 11:25 AM
Winzip versions of the files in the opening post (for anyone having trouble unziping the other version):

44808
44809
44810

Thanks a lot for those!

altasilvapuer
05-23-2012, 08:09 AM
Wow, these look great! Gonna have to download them and take a closer look through them tonight after work. Repped!

neelhtak_backwards
05-24-2012, 04:37 AM
Thanks for the files, I had a quick look at them and they are great!

Schwarzkreuz
05-24-2012, 05:54 AM
Have Fun with it. I linkes the new packing into the initial post.

Precisi
06-16-2012, 08:24 PM
These are really cool brushes and I wanted to use them in a project but it's quasi-commercial in nature. For the life of me I can't figure out how to PM someone on this forum, so if you could drop me a message I'd like to run my project by you to see if you mind if I use your work in it.

Thanks! :)

Eberict
06-19-2012, 03:57 AM
In the tabletop RPG I run, my players were all clamoring for a map, but every attempt I made at one left me dissatisfied. As I was agonizing over my pitiful artistic skills, I stumbled upon this thread and the beautiful mountain brushes... and before I knew it, I had stamped out a(n albeit heavily stylized) map I am not just happy with, but actually proud of! Thank you!

Schwarzkreuz
06-19-2012, 06:46 PM
In the tabletop RPG I run, my players were all clamoring for a map, but every attempt I made at one left me dissatisfied. As I was agonizing over my pitiful artistic skills, I stumbled upon this thread and the beautiful mountain brushes... and before I knew it, I had stamped out a(n albeit heavily stylized) map I am not just happy with, but actually proud of! Thank you!


Can you show me?

Eberict
06-19-2012, 11:39 PM
Sure! It's a bit embarrassing given how much sheer talent is on this forum, but here it is: http://i.imgur.com/lRruI.png
It goes with the information here, which is yet incomplete: http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/five-cc/wikis/main-page

When I don't need to make a map for 'next week,' as was the case with this, I want to look more on how to make a proper map so I can make one that's more akin to a real map, haha. (Attempting that here, but slowly: http://i.imgur.com/f8CGH.png)

Khaalis
06-26-2012, 02:33 AM
What version of Photoshop were these brushes for? I just tried to load them in 7 and it says they are not compatible. Yes I'm new to Photoshop in general but I thought that things like this were backwards compatible?

jexinator
07-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Thank you for sharing your brushes, they are wonderfull. I'm downloadding at the moment, I'll try to train mapping with them.
Looking forward for the others sets :)

By the way, have you ever thought doing a tutorial of your mapping style ?

DanGwanCie
07-08-2012, 09:59 AM
-thank you for providing these tools. i will sure try to make a map for the D&D Campaign i play on. the DM provided us with a map(made in paint,but a very badly done, like a 5 year old would do,really - and i've seen some bottomkicking MSPaint maps) i will try to upload it as soon as i finish it.

Schwarzkreuz
07-08-2012, 10:27 AM
Thank you for sharing your brushes, they are wonderfull. I'm downloadding at the moment, I'll try to train mapping with them.
Looking forward for the others sets :)

By the way, have you ever thought doing a tutorial of your mapping style ?

Well i will try to put One on soon.