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CatLover
02-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Hello everyone. :)

I've been lurking here for quite a while now and have now decided to post one of my projects. I'm working on a map for a RPG and would like to show it to you guys and get a few pointers to make it better. I'm using photoshop and some lovely brushes by a few other cartographers. :)

After making the map into .png I noticed I ahve to smooth some shadows on the ships and cities, but that will have to be tomorrow. :P I've included a "B&W" and coloured (and old looking) version of the map. :)

Black and white (http://www.enchantedforest.dk/talansar/kort/Talansar%204.png)

Coloured (http://www.enchantedforest.dk/talansar/kort/Talansar%204bw.png)

nichollsr
02-13-2012, 03:12 AM
I like both. I love the simplistic view when i look at the b&w version but I also really like the colour schemes you have used on the coloured version. Can i ask which brushes you have been using in photoshop ?

CatLover
02-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Sure! :D Here's a list of the brushes I've used:

Mountains (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?16139-Some-hand-drawn-elements)
Trees (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?17148-Map-Brush-Set-Arden-Set-no-1-3)
Banner (http://www.obsidiandawn.com/banners-scrolls-photoshop-custom-shapes)
Ships (http://urbanar7.deviantart.com/art/13-Pirates-Ships-Brushes-40355956) - I used them to draw after as they are solid and I just wanted the lines. ;)
Sea dragon (http://starraven.deviantart.com/art/Calligraphic-Cartography-Brush-153063338)