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rpgmapmaker
05-14-2008, 04:20 AM
Hi all,

Here is my first ever video tutorial... and I did it on how to paint in a mountain range in about 30 sec using Photoshop custom brushes... the video is just over 5 min long and is now on youtube here.

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSDDTLt75Bk)

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Brushes from the Video... they are not much but are yours for the taking.
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I hope you gain something out of the my quick ramblings and I welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions.

I will try and make some more videos soon if this one is at all helpful.

-Chris

delgondahntelius
05-14-2008, 06:07 AM
Nice... where were you a couple months back .. you could have saved me all that time it took to learn this on my own!! :D

Good vid, look forward to seeing some more :D

industrygothica
06-16-2008, 09:40 AM
Hi all,

Here is my first ever video tutorial... and I did it on how to paint in a mountain range in about 30 sec using Photoshop custom brushes... the video is just over 5 min long and is now on youtube here.

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSDDTLt75Bk)

Here are the brushes and tool presets I used in the tutorial in .zip format. I use Photoshop 7 so I hope that they work in other versions...

right click and save as
brushes & tools (http://www.theblood.net/maps/brushes/Map_tut1.zip)

I hope you gain something out of the my quick ramblings and I welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions.

I will try and make some more videos soon if this one is at all helpful.

-Chris

My only problem with this is that I can only rep you once for it. Astounding. This is exactly what I've been looking for. I don't have a tablet and I never could get my mountains right with the mouse--now you've given me hope!

Thank you.


-IG

GM's Apprentice
06-16-2008, 12:45 PM
Chris, can I configure these brushes for inclusion in the CSUAC? (this would make the material available to be used in commercial as well as personal maps)?

rpgmapmaker
06-26-2008, 10:49 PM
Chris, can I configure these brushes for inclusion in the CSUAC? (this would make the material available to be used in commercial as well as personal maps)?

Yes please feel free to use anything I make for this site :D

sorry for the slow replay... Work took me on a short trip to a small field... 8)

-Chris

StillCypher
06-28-2008, 12:54 PM
This is a nice little tutorial. Any chance you could upload it as a podcast to iTunes or provide it in downloadable format so I can keep a copy?

rpgmapmaker
06-28-2008, 02:12 PM
This is a nice little tutorial. Any chance you could upload it as a podcast to iTunes or provide it in downloadable format so I can keep a copy?

I will look into how to make it a podcast... but for now I can only host on YouTube.

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSDDTLt75Bk)

Right now my only enemy is time... I have had so little of it the last few weeks and as it is with life... it is not slowing down :| but I will try to make more brushes and tutorials as soon as I can ;)

-Chris

StillCypher
06-28-2008, 04:18 PM
Excellent. Thank you very much!

Kaplowitz
08-10-2008, 01:23 PM
That link to the brushes doesnt work...:?:

töff
08-11-2008, 12:51 AM
It says the DOMAIN IS EXPIRED.

That happened to me, recently, too. Durn registrars! It was a c/c expiry snafu.

Kaplowitz
08-11-2008, 12:14 PM
So if the OP or anyone else still has these brushes, could they post upload them somewhere else and post them? :idea: :)

robi.kos
08-13-2008, 12:27 PM
me too i had the same problem with that broken link, could anyone post those gorgeous brushes again? thanx a lot!

JDragon
08-14-2008, 08:32 PM
Agreed.

I tried making my on, which look ok if used with out any of the brush settings, but they get all screwed up when using the brush options for size and roundness jitter.

Any suggestions?

JD

Tancread
08-16-2008, 11:56 AM
Agreed.

I tried making my on, which look ok if used with out any of the brush settings, but they get all screwed up when using the brush options for size and roundness jitter.

Any suggestions?

JD

If you are using Photoshop remember that the Brush Tip Shape line under Brush Presets in the brushes flyout has option in it as well. I was fooled the first few times I used it as all the other lines had check boxes and that one doesn't.

JDragon
08-16-2008, 05:29 PM
If you are using Photoshop remember that the Brush Tip Shape line under Brush Presets in the brushes flyout has option in it as well. I was fooled the first few times I used it as all the other lines had check boxes and that one doesn't.

Thanks, I've seen that and used to to adjust the spacing.

THe thing is as soon as I try to adjust the size Jitter my image goes bad.

I have attached some Jpgs with examples.

The normal brush is my brush and clicking once.

The Adjusted settings is the same brush after adjusting the Spacing, Size Jitter & Roundness Jitter. The biggest issue seems to come from the size jitter.

Thanks

JD

EDIT - It appears that my problem is because I was using the pencil with the brush and not a brush. For some reason the pencil makes the lines thicker.

Now I just need to make some brushed I like and practice with them.

Tancread
08-19-2008, 06:40 PM
I am glad you got to an answer. I have to admit I played with brushes but in the end I just ended up drawing most things on my last map. I struggle with timing my brush strokes properly so that things are not place on top of one another or overlapping. For the moment it is easier for me to just draw.

ravells
09-20-2008, 09:18 AM
This tutorial definitely deserves an award! Give it lots of stars everyone!

robb75067
09-27-2008, 07:58 PM
Hi all,

Here is my first ever video tutorial... and I did it on how to paint in a mountain range in about 30 sec using Photoshop custom brushes... the video is just over 5 min long and is now on youtube here.

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSDDTLt75Bk)

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*I am having issues with my webspace and hope to get this set of brushes back up shortly... (I will make it an attachment)
Sorry for the inconvenience
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I hope you gain something out of the my quick ramblings and I welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions.

I will try and make some more videos soon if this one is at all helpful.

-Chris


Thanks for the video. It's how I do my mountains now and its how I found this site.

Hawke
10-19-2008, 09:40 PM
Any chance your brushes will make a return :-D

delgondahntelius
10-23-2008, 10:27 PM
Well with five stars... this one makes it to Award Winner :D

CC_JAR
11-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Any chance of making the tutorial in a textual format? I have dial-up, and video's take forever and a day to load for me..