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ravells
04-27-2008, 04:28 PM
I wrote this short tutorial for a member of the CWBG, (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55) but I thought I'd cross post it here as it may be of use to people who don't have tablets.

Korrigan
09-25-2008, 12:35 PM
This one seems interesting but can you tell me what layer styleyou apply at the end ? The image is too small and my Ps is in french so I can't match it with the image... Thank you !

Jkaen
09-25-2008, 02:16 PM
Does anybody (RobA?) know if there is a similar approach that can be used in GIMP?

jfrazierjr
09-25-2008, 02:21 PM
Does anybody (RobA?) know if there is a similar approach that can be used in GIMP?

I know RobA has posted a tutorial about using Inkscape to get the tapered river shape and then importing that into GIMP and since Inkscape is free, that might work for you. I ended up just breaking down and getting a tablet and it was the best descision I have made when it comes to making maps.

ravells
09-25-2008, 03:16 PM
This one seems interesting but can you tell me what layer styleyou apply at the end ? The image is too small and my Ps is in french so I can't match it with the image... Thank you !

Inner Glow

RobA
09-25-2008, 03:53 PM
There is currently no good solution in GIMP to taper a stroke along a path. 2.6 (next release) s supposed to have that feature. Until then, I use Inkscape.

UPDATE: Here is a script I wrote to taper stroke along a path in Gimp.
(http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=32810)
-Rob A>

Korrigan
09-26-2008, 01:35 AM
Inner Glow

Thank you very much !

Arcana
09-27-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm soooo mad at you right now ravells...you're no longer my friend. I'm kicking you out of the cool kids club.

Here's why: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2711

:P hehehe

ravells
09-27-2008, 06:02 PM
Lololol!!!! Oh man, I'm soooo sorry!!!

I guess I re-invented the wheel.

RobA
09-27-2008, 08:30 PM
Hmmmmm.....

If a CL can't even keep track of what tutorials we have that means something...

Maybe we have to back-tag more threads, or organize/index them in some manner more conducive to finding them...more like a knowledgebase or something.

Just my 2bits.

-Rob A>

ravells
09-27-2008, 09:32 PM
It didn't even occur to me to look. it was a one on one tutorial to help someone on the CWBG who was new to mapping. Even if the tags had been there I probably wouldn't have checked.

NymTevlyn
10-03-2008, 10:18 AM
How did you make the relief map part?