View Full Version : My First Map Project in Photoshop

08-01-2008, 06:52 PM
This is a jpeg of my first real photoshop project from some 10 years ago.

It was more of a touch up / remastering of the original image.

The original image was a hand drawn poster.

Being used on a weekly basis by gamers it had gotten dirty and beat up. Plus the GM's writing was not near as good as the guy that had done the map and the cities he had added looked horrible.

I scanned it in 4 - 11-17 pieces and then merged it in PS and cleaned it up. The only thing I did not really mess with was the mountains, which I thought looked good and still can't seem to do anything better to this day. :D

I did the image in PS and then put it in PageMaker to do the labeling. This is the image only since I don't seem to have PageMaker any longer.

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/804/epicamap1mt8.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=epicamap1mt8.jpg)


08-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Looks cool and very old school. I remember well the days of drawing my maps onto graph paper, then later onto Judges Guild hex books.

08-01-2008, 08:25 PM
This is pretty good but those rivers... heh - we had Rob as the River Police for a while (Rob what happened to that badge ?) as they don't fork to the sea only join. Well at least non magical ones do.

08-10-2008, 08:38 AM

Nice map, except (as Redrobes points out) the rivers...And the only time you would have a single waterway connecting to the ocean at two points like you show would be if there was non-natural intervention (i.e. canal/lock system).

@RR - gave up the river police badge, as there hadn't been any recent infractions.....might be time to dust it off again :P

-Rob A>