View Full Version : can anyonw fractalize my map please ?

02-14-2009, 11:30 AM
hello im new to the map community and i was wondering if one of you fine people could take som etime and fractilize the my map because i feel that the continental edges are kind of cartoony and bubbly i would greatky appreciate it

02-14-2009, 02:23 PM
I think it looks pretty good but, nonetheless, here ya go :)

02-14-2009, 06:01 PM
click on 'quickstart' link on my sig and hunt down the bottom of the thread for RobA's tutorial on how to create a coastline.

02-14-2009, 10:59 PM
thank you guys

02-20-2009, 05:43 PM
i added some stuff to my map i felt like i didnt have any points where i could have good areas of conflict would some one mind fractalizing it for me ?then ill be on my way it would be greatly appreciated

02-21-2009, 12:38 PM
I'd love to help but I only have PS. There are tons of great tutorials on this site if you want to flesh this one out on your own though.

02-21-2009, 01:39 PM
Do mean fractalize the coastline or add texture like mountains and stuff in Fractal Terrains?

02-21-2009, 02:36 PM
coast line

02-21-2009, 03:12 PM
So what was the matter with this one ?


Steel General
02-21-2009, 05:29 PM
I was wondering the same thing myself.

02-22-2009, 12:46 AM
i told you already i wanted to add more places and move some seas around is that a problem i mean fractalize it or don't golly gee it would be appreciated

02-22-2009, 04:33 AM
Let's be nice here man. As Treebeard said, 'Don't be hasty.'
If you could explain exactly and clearly what you want I'm sure the Guild would be happy to help.
I'm a newbie myself, but I can try to help, if you so wish.

02-22-2009, 04:56 AM
This thread merged with 931stsoldier's original thread. Please don't cross post the same request in different forums, soldier - it gets confusing!

02-22-2009, 06:06 PM
iu would like someone to fractalize my coastline please that is what i request

02-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Do you mean vectorize as in 'make it in illustrator' (or some other vector format)
Or fractalize as in 'make it more detailed'?

02-22-2009, 06:33 PM
Give a man a fish and won't be hungry for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he wont ever be hungry again. Unless hes living in a desert, is a vegetarian

02-22-2009, 10:29 PM
make them detailed

02-22-2009, 10:42 PM
like what ascenscion did for my first map

02-23-2009, 12:07 AM
when ascencion did my first map he make the edges more jagged and closed the gaps, my new map has small openings and it doesn't work well in photoshop magic selection tools grap too much...

02-23-2009, 01:52 AM
So why not close the small gaps, or am I missing something?

Basically I would recommend to try and learn how to do it, rather than having someone else do it for you repeatedly. If you have software specific questions ("how do I fractalize this in photoshop?") and there's no tutorial, I am sure someone can explain that to you. (Not me, I don't think I have ever used photoshop for more than a minute and have about as much photoshop skills as a brick, sorry.)

If you want someone to draw a map for you, it should probably go into the mapping request forum instead.

02-23-2009, 03:30 PM
ok then how do i fractalizw my map anyone?

02-23-2009, 05:34 PM
ok then how do i fractalizw my map anyone?

What software are you using?

-Rob A>

02-23-2009, 05:49 PM
Just to save you searching a bit heres three tutorials about it. Most are in Gimp by Rob.




The technique can be applied in most apps tho.

02-23-2009, 08:52 PM
i am using photoshop

02-23-2009, 11:31 PM
Here ya go, enjoy. Here's what I did in Photoshop, not all that hard really (took about 5 minutes):
1. Copy the layer. Image - adjustments - desaturate (turns it into grayscale).
2. Image - adjustments - brightness/contrast (set both to 100).
3. Look for holes in the lines and plug them up with a 1-pixel pencil.
4. Fill landmasses with black.
5. Copy this layer then Filter - pixellate - crystallize = 6, then Filter - pixellate - crystallize = 3.
6. Image - adjustments - brightness/contrast (up the contrast to 100).
7. Select - color range = black with a fuzziness of 200.
8. Select - modify - contract = 2 pixels.
9. Create a new layer and fill with white.
10. Flatten image.

02-24-2009, 07:52 AM
That has a very nice quality of 'crinkle-liness' to it Ascension...thanks for the mini-tut!