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Map Vandal
10-31-2008, 04:19 PM
I have been working on a map of a place called The Dancing Islands. This is my first attempt at using Paint Shop Pro to draw mountains. I would love any suggestions or critiques.

I am planning to place a few towns and villages on the islands, but I haven't had the chance yet.

Ascension
10-31-2008, 04:24 PM
Whoa! I'm liking this a whole heckuva lot. Love the painterly feel.

Steel General
10-31-2008, 06:29 PM
Yeah I agree, the only little nit-picky thing I can say is that some of the northern-most mountains have parts that look like they are floating - but that could just be me.

I used to use PSP quite abit, but have gotten away from it for the evil that is PhotoShop. :)

Ascension
10-31-2008, 09:33 PM
Same here...never under-estimate the powah of the dark side.

Map Vandal
11-03-2008, 09:59 AM
Yeah I agree, the only little nit-picky thing I can say is that some of the northern-most mountains have parts that look like they are floating - but that could just be me.

I used to use PSP quite abit, but have gotten away from it for the evil that is PhotoShop. :)

I have never used photoshop before. Is there much difference between what the two programs can do?

Torq
11-03-2008, 10:14 AM
Nice map Vandal. I think your mountains look very effective. I think their good detail gets a bit lost with the oil paint effect. I dont get the impression they are floating. Nice work.

Torq

Steel General
11-03-2008, 10:49 AM
I have never used photoshop before. Is there much difference between what the two programs can do?

There are some differences, but overall they have very similar functionality.


Nice map Vandal. I think your mountains look very effective. I think their good detail gets a bit lost with the oil paint effect. I dont get the impression they are floating. Nice work.

Torq

Maybe its that effect that's throwing me off.. aww hell I'm old and half-blind anyway. Still a nice map overall. :D

Ascension
11-03-2008, 05:50 PM
I haven't used PSP since version 6, then when I got PS 7 I had a large uphill climb and spent a few years just mucking stuff out on my own while reading various tuts around the web. Don't know what the current version of PSP can do but the current version of GIMP has many things that translate across both PSP and PS.