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Office Linebacker
01-31-2007, 05:17 PM
Well I've gone as far as I can with GIMP (and it isn't much).

I have a background I'd like to use for some maps but I can't get the edge to look like it's ripped/tattered/burnt (old parchment feel).

I found a great texture to use but with out the distressed edges it just doen't look right.

http://rpgmapshare.com/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=13327

Here is the inspiration image (also a great map!) that has the edge effects i really like.
http://www.anthonyforsterstudios.co.uk/middle-earth/graphics/maps/800x2750x2150.jpg

Id really appreciate any help or tips on how to use GIMP to reproduce the distress effects.

Thanks

OL

Robbie
01-31-2007, 10:46 PM
Photoshop has a torn edges filter you could use...and set the layer effect to be an inner glow with a light red (pink) color set to color burn for the burnt look. I don't know about gimp though.

Office Linebacker
01-31-2007, 11:29 PM
Everyone I've asked has said just about the same thing :lol:

I think I'm going to sink the cash and get Photoshop :cry:

*looks under the couch pillows for cahnge*

Thanks

OL

RPMiller
02-01-2007, 11:07 AM
As a total side note, but related. If you know anyone that has a college email account, teacher, student, etc. you can get Creative Studio CS for dirt cheap from http://www.collegesoftware.org I am currently enrolled in some classes and that is how I found out about it. I'm not sure how many copies an individual account can get you though so I'm not going to be much help having already purchased it.

Office Linebacker
02-01-2007, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the info RPMiller. I'll check it out.

Office Linebacker
02-02-2007, 09:03 PM
Man oh man... what a difference a 30 day free trial of Photoshop Elements makes :)

Istarlome
04-12-2007, 06:51 PM
Here is a tutorial for making ripped, rusted paper with the Gimp. One of the posters created a script-fu for it as well.

http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic/Creating-Real-Old-Rusted-Paper-With-Gimp-gimp-2-3-42-1.html

Istarlome
04-12-2007, 11:40 PM
As an example: Here's a map I did with MapX and some paper I made in the Gimp. Last is the map pasted onto the paper as an overlay.

Try it out. I'm sure you can improve on this effect. :)

RobA
04-13-2007, 09:00 AM
Beat me to it cause I was having problems with the server yesterday and it seemed to eat my posted reply.

Attached is a weathered version of the sheet originally linked to, made in GIMP. I didn't follow a tutorial, just played with it, but could reconstruct the steps if there was interest.

-Rob A>

Istarlome
04-13-2007, 09:08 AM
Yes please do. That looks really nice.

RPMiller
04-13-2007, 11:16 AM
I would be interested as well. I'm working on my western map and would like to have an weathered looking map of the region.

I'll have to figure it out for PhotoShop though.

Istarlome
04-18-2007, 08:25 AM
@ RPMiller,

Here's something that may be helpful to your Old West efforts. It's a Gimp tutorial on how to make a blue jean logo.

The leather looks good and might be something you'd be interested in.

http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic/Brand-Name-Jeans-Tutorial-14353-1.html

RPMiller
04-18-2007, 11:06 AM
Very nice! Thanks!

Right now what I really need is artwork that will help me with regional and town mapping. I also need to do some buildings both the fronts and the floor plans.

This is an online game so I need colorful good looking stuff for the "wow" factor. I love tutorials so if you find any showing how to create something related to the above please pass it on.

Istarlome
04-18-2007, 05:20 PM
What size images are you looking for? I've made some building and stuff for DungeonForge in PNG format. It's 20x20 which is good for town/village maps.

RPMiller
04-18-2007, 10:40 PM
I can go with whatever. I haven't set myself on particular sizes yet.

RobA
05-04-2007, 01:17 AM
Beat me to it cause I was having problems with the server yesterday and it seemed to eat my posted reply.

Attached is a weathered version of the sheet originally linked to, made in GIMP. I didn't follow a tutorial, just played with it, but could reconstruct the steps if there was interest.

-Rob A>

I've posted a tutorial over in the how-to forums:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=533

-Rob A>