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04-25-2014, 03:43 PM
I've always loved maps accompanying/enhancing fiction. I've recently made a hobby of writing fiction and desperately want to express the worlds in my head in visual media. I'm firstly interested in creating semi-photo realistic topographic maps.

I have GIMP and Adobe CS6, but don't know which tutorials I'd do best to explore considering what I want to accomplish. So I'm curious as to where to start and sincerely appreciate any help.

04-29-2014, 10:38 PM
I had the best luck just jumping right in and trying a couple of the award winning tutorials in the tutorial section that produce the type of results you are looking for. Welcome to the guild.

04-29-2014, 10:41 PM

I am not sure what you mean by semi-photo realistic topographic maps but if this is what you are looking for I did some videos on something like that... in Photoshop. YouTube link --> HERE (http://youtu.be/OBo1WUTKtV8)

The tutorial details can be found here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/9911-%5Baward-winner%5D-photoshop-7-overworld-map-project.html)