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02-18-2009, 07:44 AM
Just a quick hello to all.

I found this forum trying to figure out how to best create a map I am making for a book I am writing.

I made the basic outline in MS Paint, and then installed GIMP to further tweak it.

After 4-5 hours and a few failed tutorial attempts I am officially "overloaded" and need to step away from it all.

02-18-2009, 08:08 AM
Hello. I'm new to this whole ordeal as well. I did have a few hiccups when I started, getting frustrated if it didn't turn out exactly like the tutorial pics. As long as it wasn't total off, I kind of just keep plugging to get more experience with the process. I also save different files at different stages so if I do something that I absolutely can't fix, I go back to a different save.

Keep chugging at it.

02-18-2009, 08:13 AM
Welcome aboard. I hope you'll keep trying.
Post all you've got and we'll sure help you out!

Steel General
02-18-2009, 08:37 AM
Welcome Aboard!

As a former member of the 'Frustration Club' don't worry about it. Just keep working (even if you have to do the same steps several times), once you finally get the hang of it you'll be pleased that you took the time.

02-18-2009, 11:26 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

02-18-2009, 11:48 AM

If you really get desperate, post a request in the map-making request forum.

I'll throw out another suggestion... post a request for a mentor (preferably with a style you like and with the same tools you have) and set up a co-op mapping exercise to help you build your abilities up.

-Rob A>

02-18-2009, 06:32 PM
Welcome Lute. Great idea there Rob.

02-22-2009, 05:48 AM
Welcome to the Guild, Lute! As said previously, keep plugging away at it. Improvement tends to come in bursts after long periods of (apparently) no difference.