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mystic badger
02-09-2013, 05:41 AM
Hi ! I'm looking for brushes of interior art (a bit like those featured in maps like this (http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/CompScoundrel_Maps/102092.jpg)), especially doors, windows, stairs, chests, cabinets, beds...

Does anybody have pointers or me ? Or good alternatives (that can be used easily and swiftly to make quick maps) ?

Thanks ! I've found things for overland or city maps, but not for building maps ...

Simon33600
02-09-2013, 06:50 PM
Well, personally, I shamelessly use the amazing art available at dundjinni.com. Some of their stuff truly is exceptional (you can find my finished maps here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/simon33600-albums-finished+battlemaps..html=) if you are curious to see some items in context).


Alternatively, I suppose that you could take a nicely detailed picture showing the symbols that you want and lift them from it and save them as your own brush. I am pretty sure Gimp allows you to do so, although I have only done it once a long time ago, so my memorw may not be accurate, and I'd expect Photoshop to be no different if that's what you use.

mystic badger
02-10-2013, 03:39 AM
How do you do to import those objts in your project ? It seems tedious to search and open the files... Do you have any tips to make it faster and without spending half an hour to find what you need ?

Simon33600
02-10-2013, 04:28 AM
For brushes, you can save them as such. If you save them in the correct folder, the next time you'll restart Gimp they will be there ready for you to select.


For the furniture I use I actually do just what you said.
I did organize my folders (like Furniture > Beds and sittings > Beds ) so it only takes a few second to get to the right folder... I also add shortcuts so that the same object can be present in all the folder that would make sense (an alchemist table would be present under "table"; "Magic" or the "Alchemist" section of "shops and workshops". But apart from that, I have no trick.

mystic badger
02-10-2013, 06:14 AM
Thanks for your advice. I'll try to create a few brushes, and (the most difficult) to be organized when I find interesting symbols.

mystic badger
02-10-2013, 07:08 AM
I'v found this : Adventure Map Key Brushes by *JPHazen on deviantART (http://jphazen.deviantart.com/art/Adventure-Map-Key-Brushes-283305092)
Not exactly what I wanted, but it's a beginning...

Midgardsormr
02-10-2013, 01:53 PM
If you think you're going to use the same objects frequently, make an image that has all of them laid out on a transparent background in some kind of order that makes sense to you. Keep that image open off to one side while you work, and use the Clone Stamp tool to copy the object you want into your working document. If you always work at the same scale, you won't even have to worry about resizing.

mystic badger
02-11-2013, 04:02 AM
Nice tip, I'll give it a try. I've found a table with symbols I need (in the dungeon master's guide 3.5), I'll keep it with my dungeons.

mystic badger
02-13-2013, 06:32 AM
I've found this (http://www.dungeonographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/artpack_medieval_fantasy.jpg)