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skyde
04-17-2008, 08:06 AM
Hiya!

I learned of this place yesterday though the Exalted forums in www.white-wolf.com. As a huge map "fan" I am really loving this place and the resources here. I can't wait to use the tutorial I found here to produce my own maps as well. This place looks like a place I will visit often! :)

Best regards,
skyde

Edit: added the "-" to the url :)

Anna
04-17-2008, 08:19 AM
Hi Skyde

Welcome! :)

I have been here a while and this is a great community, helping, friendly and you will find extremely talented mappers of all sorts in our ranks.

We are eager to see the your results as well.

//Anna

Torq
04-17-2008, 09:13 AM
Welcome Skyde

This is a very active and very friendly community and its great to have you here. I'm sure you'll have a great time . Dont forget to post anything you create, no matter how bad you think it is.

See ya round.

Torq

NeonKnight
04-17-2008, 09:17 AM
Welcome aboard Skyde!

RobA
04-17-2008, 10:36 AM
Hi Skyde -

Post away with either questions or to show your stuff. Any questions on tutorials just ask, as most of the tutorial authors are always happy to clarify.

-Rob A>

pyrandon
04-17-2008, 11:28 AM
Great to meet you, Skyde. Welcome, and let's see those maps soon, eh? ;)

ravells
04-17-2008, 12:37 PM
Hail and well met, Skyde! Use the tutorials and use them often! And then write some tutorials when you're ready to pay it forward!

RPMiller
04-17-2008, 12:42 PM
Welcome to the Guild Skyde! It is great to hear that we are getting mentions all over the place. As a fan of Exalted myself, I'm betting there are some folks at the forums itching to make similar maps to what are in the books. I would love to see what folks come up with so by all means do as the others suggested and post away.

skyde
04-18-2008, 11:03 AM
Well I can show you one map that I worked on some time ago :)

http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/lhyttine/exalted/picks/The-Island4.gif

I used some photoshop templates from www.terraficta.net on that one. The templates themselves are free, although you probably need more skill than me if you want to make the nicer maps like the ones in the galleries on that site.

ravells
04-18-2008, 12:41 PM
Interesting, although I don't really take with the terraced mountain effect. Was that intentional? I guess it depends on the use of the map - was it meant to be for a fantasy setting?

RPMiller
04-18-2008, 01:02 PM
I have to agree the bevel is a bit too harsh, but I like the overall direction and definitely has the feel of the Exalted map.

Is that in the South West of Creation near the Violet Coast?

For those that might be interested in what the world of Exalted looks like here is a great place to see what we are talking about:
http://hd42.de/rpg_exalted_maps.html

Here's a neat interactive map of the world:
http://mfgames.com/exalted/map/

The Cartographist
04-18-2008, 03:02 PM
The moutains look to me like some of the photographs of Mons Olympus on Mars where the very highest elevations are in sharp focus and the lower elevations are blurred out.

skyde
04-18-2008, 03:04 PM
Yeah that terraced effect is sort of unintentional but that is what you get for laziness and not really knowing photoshop nor the templates that well :)

And yes it is very much a fantasy map. It is actually an island in the west, some ways south of the Neck.
This might explain a bit better where it lies.

http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/lhyttine/exalted/picks/west2.jpg

ravells
04-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Ah ok, check out the tutorial sections, there's a few in there which assist in making mountains using photoshop and gimp.