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sslwest0
04-02-2014, 10:36 PM
I am looking through the vastness of the endless black abyss that is the internet, and was wondering if anyone had a good tip on where to find beginner friendly tutorials for map tools or GIMP software?

jgvaughan
04-02-2014, 11:25 PM
Well you can start here. There are a plethora of tutorials as well as information relating to other sources of information regarding most of the popular mapmaking software.

Pineapple
04-03-2014, 01:58 PM
I would highly recommend torstan's thread as a starting point:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16819-%5Baward-winner%5D-assorted-tips-tricks.html

You can flip through the tutorials at his website fantasticmaps.com as well.

More generally though, I started by just browsing the tutorial section of the forum and picking out the threads that interested me and giving the techniques a try.

I'm assuming you mean the use of GIMP as it related to mapping, not so much the very basics of getting around in GIMP.

sslwest0
04-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the tips, Im no good at graphic design, and i may have gotten in over my head with this map project.

sslwest0
04-03-2014, 08:18 PM
I see the section now, it was lost on me last night.