View Full Version : First map - Help

04-03-2012, 09:34 AM
Hello people! I'm kinda new here... ^^ (registered a little time ago)
Well, i'll go direct to the point. I'm creating a RPG scenario, of Medieval Fantasy, with a bit of dread, to play in the internet, in a brazillian program of RPG (I'm Brazillian... =P). And, i've created a map, of the scenario. But... It's my first time, and I need a bit of help, to make it.

This scenario has:
- a great abyss, that destroyed a large part of the continent of the scenario, with a small floating island in the middle of the Abyss.
- An Land, where the "life" didn't reached, in the extreme north/south.
- A land of desert, in the south

And so for. And I need help to create that in the scenario. I use Photoshop 7.0.1. In that moment, I just have an free-hand drawing of the map.

Here it is! And, I wanna ask help, to make that simple map, to be a great map to show to my players.
Thx for reading that, and awaiting for a little help. Thx! o/

04-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Hiya and welcome to the Guild! Check out the tutorials section of the site; there's a ton of step-by-step tutorials in there for different styles. Once you have a style in mind and get started a bit, it'll be much easier to give you tips!

04-03-2012, 10:28 AM
Thanks, man! I'll search in the tutorials, to make my map, thx for the hint... ^^
P.S.: The design of the map, even in that bad quality, is good?

04-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Yep, the landmass looks good :)

04-03-2012, 11:48 AM
I agree, the landmass does look good. Since you have the image scanned in, a way to "convert" it to Photoshop friendly is to use the picture as a background layer and "trace" over it on a new layer using the PS brush tool. Once you have it traced out in a digital file, you can remove the scanned image and start from there. :)

04-03-2012, 12:08 PM
Thx for the hint, Joshua. I did that, and became very good... ^^
I've found one tutorial, that I liked it, but I Want to make an texture that looks like an Scroll.
Then, I will ask to you, how can I make it? :?:

P.S.: When I Finish the map, without the texture, I will post him again... ^^