View Full Version : Technical Difficulties - Atlas Style mapping (photoshop)

04-21-2013, 03:19 AM
Hey there.
I've recently registered just to comment on Ascension's atlas styled tutorial features on the website and provide with some technical difficulties solutions. However when doing the tutorial itself I managed to get as far as the 20th or so step before things begun going awry.

So first off I am using Windows 7 64b and Adobe Photoshop CS6, I've got my technical issues solved to get to step 20 of this (http://www.cartographersguild.com/content/116-ascensions-atlas-style-photoshop.html#comments) tutorial. Now, I believe that at the time of writing this tutorial Ascension did not use CS6. So a lot of the technology changed. My main concern here is that I believe I have to apply certain changes to the layer blending mode on the base layer, though I could not find anything to state anything specific on the tutorial.

So here is a screenshot of what I got at.. uh.. end of step 21. Which is not at all like what shown on the tutorial itself- namely that the gradient is not showing the detail on the lower layers, even when set to Hard Light.

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I'm really not sure what I am doing wrong. As well that while I have some experience editing images on Photoshop, I am no wizard!
I would appreciate if anyone could perhaps help me with a simple walk-through or solution to this issue, if they are working on CS6 too and have attempted to do this.
OR if they can direct me to other tutorials that could guide me into a similar solution. - I am trying to create a world map for a tabletop pathfinder campaign for myself and friends.

Thanks for your time reading this.

04-21-2013, 01:38 PM
while I'm not super-familiar with ascension's style, I believe someone in the tutorial forum has done an updated tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/18643-ascensions-atlas-style-tutorial-revised-presentation-actions.html) for photoshop users who want to use cs6 for the style:

04-22-2013, 05:01 AM
Hey Schyzm. Thanks for the redirect- the revised one is what I was looking for!