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vorropohaiah
05-18-2013, 05:58 AM
So, Lezales asked me how I got the coast effects in my current WIP thread, A Political Map Korachan and its environs following the Events of the Great War...WIP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/23395-political-map-korachan-its-environs-following-events-great-war-wip.html#post216218) (yes, long name, it’s a period thing!) so I thought I’d work up a quick wip for this.

1) Use a white base map. On a new layer on top draw the coastline in a hard black pencil tool. The land part was filled in with black to create a good contrast
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2) Select the land and create a new layer (called land) and fill the selection white. Add an outer glow layer style, with the following settings, using a nice blue colour. Add a stroke layer style with the following settings using the same blue.
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3) add a new layer and fill it with a striped pattern and add a layer mask, hiding the land area.
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4) You’re done!

obviously you can tinker with the outer glow settings to get somthing more to your liking, as well as rasterising the wave lines and blurring and/or distorting them

priggs
05-18-2013, 10:39 AM
I love old map styles. This is cool that you achieved this beautiful effect digitally. Is this Photoshop?

vorropohaiah
05-18-2013, 11:40 AM
I love old map styles. This is cool that you achieved this beautiful effect digitally. Is this Photoshop?

yep, though im sure it can be done with gimp, for instance

Adolon
05-18-2013, 11:23 PM
I'd been wondering how to do this for a while. Thanks!

vorropohaiah
05-19-2013, 03:11 AM
thanks :) should be simple enough to get done quite quickly

Scot Harvest
05-21-2013, 08:03 PM
FREAKING BRILLIANT!

I took your TUT and applied it to my WIP and it came out good enough for a first try!

Thanks!

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eViLe_eAgLe
05-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Y'know, I actually made a bunch of dungeons using this same technique, though a bit differently. (Albeit color doesn't work very well for them.)
http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/15627-first-ever-dungeon-map.html

Scot Harvest
05-22-2013, 11:15 PM
Y'know, I actually made a bunch of dungeons using this same technique, albeit a bit differently. (Albeit color doesn't work very well for them.)
http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/15627-first-ever-dungeon-map.html

Why not make the orignal in color?!?

RobA
05-24-2013, 03:57 PM
To complete this reference, here are a number of other tutorials posted on the wood-cut style (though you'd have to have been here a while to remember them!):

http://www.cartographersguild.com/general-miscellaneous-mapping/8828-trying-out-woodcut-effect.html#post97800
http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/547-wood-block-stamp-style-water-s-john-ross-ps-tutorial-gimp.html#post9033
http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/10456-fantasy-cartography-adobe-photoshop-adapted-gimp-3.html#post193149

and S. John Ross' (Ghalev here) instructions courtesy of the internet archive: Blue Lamp Road: Uresia (http://web.archive.org/web/20100822073826/http://www.io.com/~sjohn/uresia-maps.htm)

-Rob A>

Oddly Otter
05-29-2013, 02:21 AM
Oh wow this is an awesome technique and yet so simple! I'm going to have to try it when I have the time.

Lezales
06-03-2013, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the tutorial Vorro, it took me a while to find out you had written it here !
Anyway I'm having problems with step 3. I got my landmass layer with my outerglow and a second layer above it on which I created a solid black striped pattern. Now on which layer do I create the layer mask and with what selection ?

vorropohaiah
06-04-2013, 02:25 AM
I'm having problems with step 3. I got my landmass layer with my outerglow and a second layer above it on which I created a solid black striped pattern. Now on which layer do I create the layer mask and with what selection ?

the way i made the tutorial, the mask hiding the land needs to be applied to the layer with the stripes, though that might need to be diofferent depending on how you made your map. a screenshot of the layers themselves might help

Adolon
06-07-2013, 03:07 PM
the way i made the tutorial, the mask hiding the land needs to be applied to the layer with the stripes, though that might need to be diofferent depending on how you made your map. a screenshot of the layers themselves might helpI'm having the same sort of problem as Lezales. Perhaps I'm just following the tutorial incorrectly or masks are getting the better of me.

Here's a screenshot of where I'm at. I don't know where to go from here.

vorropohaiah
06-07-2013, 03:41 PM
well, its probably my inept explaining-skills :p

so, what colour is your outer glow? on my first post the outer glow is a nice petrol-blue-ish colour (the map background itself is all white - i see that yours is blue. yo uobviosuly want the outer glow to stand out against the background colour.)

from your screenshot all that appears to be missing is a layer mask on the top-most layer (with the pattern) hiding the land (so basically the layer mask should have black land and white water, if that makes any sense)

Adolon
06-07-2013, 04:53 PM
so, what colour is your outer glow? on my first post the outer glow is a nice petrol-blue-ish colour (the map background itself is all white - i see that yours is blue. yo uobviosuly want the outer glow to stand out against the background colour.)It's actually black. The land layer is white with a black stroke and black outer glow. The background is blue because it's "water". I did that so I wouldn't get confused with what is and is not land. What I'm doing is just testing and familiarizing myself with how this works. Nothing in the image I'm making will I save.


from your screenshot all that appears to be missing is a layer mask on the top-most layer (with the pattern) hiding the land (so basically the layer mask should have black land and white water, if that makes any sense)Now, how would one go about doing that?

EDIT: Wait. I think I figured this out.

EDIT #2: Nevermind.

vorropohaiah
06-08-2013, 03:11 AM
you managed?

Adolon
06-08-2013, 03:12 PM
you managed?

No, unfortunately. I thought I did.

Lezales
06-18-2013, 03:18 PM
I tried again. Doesn't work.

So basically before the last step I have, starting from bottom to top: 1) a white background layer 2) my initial draw of the land mass in black 3) the layer we created called land which is the land filled in white on which I have the outer glow and the stroke 4) a layer with a striped pattern over the whole document. The stripes are black and the space in between is transparent. Where do I put the mask, how do I do it ? Whatever I try it doesn't work.

ravells
06-18-2013, 04:07 PM
I can't get it to work either on the last step. Is there any chance you could zip your psd file and attach it? Might be the quickest way? I love the concept it's really simple and I should be able to work it out myself, but I'm defeated!

Edit: below is my screenshot

ravells
06-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Ah, I have it now. I had black and white stripes rather than black and transparent stripes. I still can't work out why it works. Surely I should be seeing black stripes? :Edit: no wait, I did something else to get the effect see attachment.

Adolon
06-18-2013, 05:18 PM
I managed to figure it out using one of the tutorials here. I don't think it is the same way how other might have described it or go about doing it, but it works and gives off the intended feel of fading strokes.

http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/9283d1232029238-award-winner-antique-style-maps-photoshop-antique-style-maps-photoshop.pdf

Go to the very bottom of the tutorial and there is a set of instructions for how to make the woodcut lines.