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Any commentary or criticism is very welcome. I've borrowed heavily from the styles of, and I'm in debt to the tutorials of, Larb (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?18390-Town-Map-Tutorial) and darklingrisen (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?14211-Fast-and-Easy-Artistic-Maps-in-the-GIMP). These are two maps I'm planning to use my upcoming VTT game. I only used GIMP.
Thanks for your time.
05-10-2012, 12:32 AM
Congratulations on completing your first couple of maps! They turned out fairly nice, especially given these were your first attempts. I think that you might want to try blending the patterns in our town map a bit more though. Have some rep!
Thanks! I'm not 100% what you mean though. Do you mean where my grass goes into the brown fields? Essentially to do the grass I just rendered some plasma over a green background, extracted the grain and then washed out the saturation, and then made it sufficiently transparent to see the green through it :) More than likely this is the wrong way to go about it!
I also struggled to do any contouring, without having the PS layer styles as described in Larb's tut.
05-10-2012, 04:49 AM
Oh, I see, I didn't realize those were fields (though in hind sight it makes perfect sense). I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but there is a plugin for GIMP that allows you to add layer effects such as bevel & emboss and drop shadow etc. Here is a link the Layer Effects Plugin (http://registry.gimp.org/node/186). Hope that helps.
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