PDA

View Full Version : Tutorials in PDF Format



Vandy
03-31-2009, 12:23 PM
I have created this thread as a vehicle to use to readily make available any and all tutorials here that have been packaged in a PDF format. This first post will contain links to PDF tutorials written exclusively for GIMP or Photoshop:

EDIT: In Vandy's absence this thread is being edited and updated by community leaders.

==================================================


GIMP-RELATED TUTORIALS

Fast and Easy Artistic Maps in the GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/34738d1301521377-award-winner-fast-easy-artistic-maps-gimp-artistic-maps-gimp.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/14211-award-winner-fast-easy-artistic-maps-gimp.html) by darklingrisen

Ascension's Antique-Style Maps in Gimp (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/36596d1308351392-antique-style-maps-gimp-antique.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/15011-antique-style-maps-gimp.html) by Ascension
PDF tutorial created by Candacis (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/candacis.html)

Giide's Ascension's Atlas Tutorial in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30650&d=1288649425)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/4084-award-winner-my-atlas-style-ps.html) by Ascension
PDF Tutorial created by Gidde (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/gidde.html)

Hand-Drawn Mapping (for the Artistically Challenged) (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/25702d1276124903-award-winner-hand-drawn-mapping-artistically-challenged-handdrawn.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/10655-award-winner-hand-drawn-mapping-artistically-challenged.html) by Gidde

Textured Forests in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/24274d1272593990-textured-forests-gimp-textured-forests-gimp.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/7579-textured-forests-gimp.html) by Gidde

Making Photorealistic Trees in GIMP: A Mini Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/44222d1335040117-award-winner-making-photo-realistic-trees-gimp-mini-tut-photo-realistic-forests-gimp.pdf)
Tutorial Companion Materials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/44188d1335014845-award-winner-making-photo-realistic-trees-gimp-mini-tut-forests-patterns.zip)
Original tutorial (http://http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/10009-award-winner-making-photo-realistic-trees-gimp-mini-tut.html) by Arsheesh

Eriond - A Tutorial for GIMP & Wilbur (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/44670d1336538251-award-winner-eriond-tutorial-gimp-wilbur-eriond-tutorial-gimp-wilbur-revised-.pdf)
Tutorial Companion Materials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/43798d1333802397-award-winner-eriond-tutorial-gimp-wilbur-land-height-gradients.zip)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/18280-award-winner-eriond-tutorial-gimp-wilbur.html) by Arsheesh

Making Map Borders in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/37551d1312488029-award-winner-making-map-borders-gimp-map-borders-gimp-1.1.pdf)
Tutorial Companion Materials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/36639d1308611019-award-winner-making-map-borders-gimp-slate.png)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/15037-award-winner-making-map-borders-gimp.html) by Arsheesh

Turning Maps into Globes in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/39120d1318362639-turning-maps-into-globes-gimp-arsheesh-turning-maps-into-globes-gimp.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16140-turning-maps-into-globes-gimp.html) by Arsheesh

Simple Mountains in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10333&d=1234530226)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4335) by RobA

Creating old, weathered paper using the Gimp (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/338d1178255480-award-winner-creating-old-weathered-paper-using-gimp-creating_old_paper_699.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/533-award-winner-creating-old-weathered-paper-using-gimp.html) by RobA

Mountain Techniques using Wilbur and GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11617&d=1237820675)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4780) by Torq

My Battlemap Tutorials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/29987d1286379268-my-battlemap-tutorials-how-blend-textures-use-battlempping-gimp.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/12066-my-battlemap-tutorials.html) by Geamon

Yet Another Mountain Tutorial Using GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/18751d1258624954-award-winner-yet-another-mountain-tutorial-using-gimp-kjdavies-mountain-tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/7961-award-winner-yet-another-mountain-tutorial-using-gimp.html) by kjdavies

Using GIMP's Mosaic Filter to Create Towns (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10004&d=1233866343)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3392) by Torstan


Original tutorial (]How To Create A Tiled Roof Pattern in GIMP[/url) by MSZ.

Making Water in GIMP with a Soft Edge (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11848&d=1238417902)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4967) by joćo paulo


[u]PHOTOSHOP-RELATED TUTORIALS

Town Map Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/44125d1334795316-award-winner-town-map-tutorial-town_map_tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/18390-award-winner-town-map-tutorial.html) by Larb

Creating A Medieval Town Map In Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/48404d1348354903-award-winner-medieval-town-map-tutorial-photoshop-medieval-town-map-tutorial-photoshop.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?1150-Award-Winner-A-medieval-town-map-tutorial-in-Photoshop) by pyrandon

Fastest town in the west (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/24852d1274069769-award-winner-fastest-town-west-fast-town.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/10421-award-winner-fastest-town-west.html) by Ascension

How to make a town brush in PS (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/24532d1273202560-how-make-house-brush-ps-house-brushes-tut.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/10258-how-make-house-brush-ps.html) by Ascension

Using Photoshop to Create Clustered Houses (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10261&d=1234356160)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4313) by Ascension

Antique Style Maps in Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9283&d=1232029238)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3806) by Ascension

Making Atlas Style Maps in Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com//attachment.php?attachmentid=11961&d=1238695159)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4084) by Ascension

Saderan - A Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19894&d=1262251614)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?8086-Award-Winner-Saderan-–-a-tutorial) by Tear

Bumpmaps in Photoshop - quick guide (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/40591d1323765681-bumpmaps-photoshop-quick-guide-quick-tutorial-heightmaps-v1.1a.pdf)
Original tutoria (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16688-bumpmaps-photoshop-quick-guide.html)l by Pasis

Rising up the mountains in Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/19225d1260110612-award-winner-rising-up-mountains-photoshop-terrain-creation-tutorial-v1.5.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/4405-award-winner-rising-up-mountains-photoshop.html) by Pasis

Working with textures - Quick Photoshop Guide (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/regional-world-mapping/49713d1352317509-north-kingdom-new-coming-quick-tutorial-textures-v1.0.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/20564-north-kingdom-new-coming-2.html) by Pasis

Aged, Parchment with a creation method for mountain ranges, trees and trails (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/21667d1264969668-award-winner-making-maps-photoshop-jezelf_tut_map03.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/2557-award-winner-making-maps-photoshop.html) by jezelf

4 ways to give your map a relief using height maps (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/21665d1264969637-award-winner-making-maps-photoshop-jezelf_tut_map05.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/2557-award-winner-making-maps-photoshop.html) by jezelf

Sketch Style World Mapping - Photoshop CS (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/37060d1310463490-sketch-style-world-mapping-sketch-style-ps-cs5_v1.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/15229-sketch-style-world-mapping.html) by Moe

Photoshop Mapping with Chuck (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11397&d=1237304047)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4772) by overlordchuck

Mini-Tutorial: How to Blend Two Textures Using the Mask Tool (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/48034d1346854585-mini-tutorial-photoshop-how-blend-two-textures-using-mask-tool-blending-textures.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/19926-mini-tutorial-photoshop-how-blend-two-textures-using-mask-tool.html) by Yospeck

Stair Overlay in Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/54821d1369339252-stair-overlay-photoshop-creating-stair-shadows-photoshop-tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/23464-stair-overlay-photoshop.html) by anomiecoalition

Quick and Dirty Beach Layer Effects (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10668&d=1235486750)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4481) by Blake

Hand-Drawn Map Elements for use in Photoshop / GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/33487d1297696093-tutorials-pdf-format-hand-drawn-map-elements-tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?5664-Award-Winner-Hand-drawn-mtns.-and-other-stylistic-map-elements-for-use-in-PS-GIMP) by ironmetal250

Create a non-destructive editable map in Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12566&d=1240100050)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=5240) by ravells

Nebula Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33525&d=1297723541&thumb=1)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?13582-Easy-Nebula-background-tutorial-(photoshop)) by kimey

Realistic Land / Mountain Texture Made Easy (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30565&d=1288493649)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?11273-Realistic-Land-Mountain-Texture-Made-Easy) by Flawedspirit
PDF Tutorial created by arakish (http://www.cartographersguild.com/member.php?3181-arakish)

Creating Realistic Coastlines in Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22686&d=1268173699)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9056-Award-Winner-Creating-Realistic-Coastlines) by OldGuy
PDF Tutorial created by jelmore (http://www.cartographersguild.com/member.php?12697-jelmore)

PS: Imatation of Old Book Drawings (http://forcg.com/tutorials/drawing/how-to-create-an-old-drawings-imitation/)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?14081-PS-Imitation-of-old-book-drawings) by Katto
Tutorial written by Paul (http://forcg.com/author/admin/), a member of forcg (http://forcg.com/)

The Making of Compass Rose (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/48774d1349316416-making-compass-rose-photoshop-making-compass.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/20246-making-compass-rose-photoshop.html) by daeVArt

Vandy
03-31-2009, 12:24 PM
This post acts as the index for all other PDF tutorials not written for GIMP or Photoshop:

==================================================

CAMPAIGN CARTOGRAPHER-RELATED TUTORIALS

Creating skirmish VTT Tokens using CC3 & Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4194&d=1212853917)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1174) by Valarian

Mini-Tut on Subterranean Dungeons (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/48080d1347136229-cc3-mini-tut-subterranean-dungeons-getting-subterranean-look-cc3-tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/19972-cc3-mini-tut-subterranean-dungeons.html) by anomiecoalition

Tracing a PEN-n-PAPER map in CC3 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/tutorials-how/attachments/tutorials-how/12697d1240460438-tracing-pen-n-paper-map-cc3-cc3-tutorial-tracing-map..pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/5289-tracing-pen-n-paper-map-cc3.html) by NeonKnight

Making Political Borders in CC3 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/8081d1227635940-award-winner-making-political-borders-cc3-making-political-borders-cc3.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/3516-award-winner-making-political-borders-cc3.html) by NeonKnight

How to Insert a Pen-n-Paper Map into CC3 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/2216d1201605029-award-winner-how-insert-pen-n-paper-map-into-cc3-cc3insert.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/1431-award-winner-how-insert-pen-n-paper-map-into-cc3.html) by NeonKnight

Make a town in CD3 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/48742d1349246874-make-town-cd3-cd3-town-tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/20230-make-town-cd3.html) by Clercon


CORAL PAINT-RELATED TUTORIALS

Corel PHOTO-PAINT Tutorial I (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/21964d1265669954-corel-photo-paint-tutorial-i-rythals-corel-pp-tutorial-i.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/9214-corel-photo-paint-tutorial-i.html) by Rythal


FRACTAL TERRAINS-RELATED TUTORIALS

Fractal Terrains Pro Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com//attachment.php?attachmentid=12090&d=1239048921)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1753) by Redrobes

Case Study - Archipelago : Fractal Mapper 8 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/40327d1322814953-case-study-archipelago-fractal-mapper-8-fractalmapper8-casestudyarchipelago.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16687-case-study-archipelago-fractal-mapper-8-a.html) by Silverleaf

Classic Blue TSR-style maps made easy : Fractal Mapper 8 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/40056d1321635180-fractal-mapper-8-classic-blue-tsr-style-maps-made-easy-fractalmapper8classicblue.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16557-fractal-mapper-8-classic-blue-tsr-style-maps-made-easy.html) by Silverleaf

The Vintyri Project (http://www.vintyri.com/vintyri/tu1.htm)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?14087-Fractal-Mapper-8-(FM8)-Tutorial) by Mark Oliva.


INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES AND MANUALS

Cartographer's Guild Guide to the Creation and Depiction of fantasy Cities (http://www.cartographersguild.com/hosted/CG%20Guide%20on%20Fantasy%20Cities%202nd%20Ed%20-%20R%20Shankar.pdf)
Orignial tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?2844-Award-Winner-Creation-and-Depiction-of-Fantasy-Cities-Parts-I-amp-II) by ravells

Defensive Structures (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9016&d=1231448177)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3890) by Hoel

AutoREALM Users Manual (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8502&d=1229541109)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3708) by Vandy

The Walled Cities: Keeping Out The Joneses (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/34178d1299517043-tutorials-pdf-format-walled-cities.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?13877-Walled-Cities) by ravells


INKSCAPE-RELATED TUTORIALS

Inkscape Mapping Basics (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/37315d1311492449-inkscape-mapping-basics-inkscape-tut.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/15185-inkscape-mapping-basics.html) by Hai-Etlik

How to Taper Rivers in Inkscape (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10000&d=1233862756)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2338) by RobA


MISCELLANEOUS TUTORIALS

Assorted Tips and Tricks (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/43997d1334373595-award-winner-assorted-tips-tricks-torstan-tips-tricks-regional-maps.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16819-award-winner-assorted-tips-tricks-6.html) by Torstan
PDF tutorial by Arsheesh (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/arsheesh.html)

Drawing Maps by Hand (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/27618d1280673140-drawing-maps-hand-drawing_maps.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/11349-drawing-maps-hand.html) by Aelyn

Bit-Mapped Images (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8372&d=1229025987)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2596) by Redrobes

How to Draw a Compass Card (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7729&d=1226488274)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=38058#post38058) by joćo paulo

Homemade Parchment Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/33206d1296935059-homemade-parchment-tutorial-homemade-parchment-tutorial.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/13448-homemade-parchment-tutorial.html) by MediocreMemory


MIXED APPLICATION TUTORIALS

Mountain Techniques using Wilbur and GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11617&d=1237820675)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4780) by Torq

How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP-PS using the Smudge Tool (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9992&d=1233859533)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3717) by jfrazierjr


Paint.NET-RELATED TUTORIALS

Randomized Boundaries, Terrain of Your Choice (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachments/tutorials-how/33590d1297861383-tutorials-pdf-format-randomized-boundaries-terrain-your-choice-paint.net-.pdf)
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?13596-Randomized-boundaries-terrain-of-your-choice-a-mini-tut-for-Paint.NET) by PeaceHeather


POVRay-RELATED TUTORIALS

POVRay 101: A Beginner's Guide (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34373&d=1300096715), Part I.
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?14017-POVRay-101-A-Beginner-s-Guide) by Crayons

POVRay 101: A Beginner's Guide (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34435&d=1300384503), Part II.
Original tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?14017-POVRay-101-A-Beginner-s-Guide) by Crayons

Ascension
03-31-2009, 05:48 PM
You can do up any of my tuts whenever ya want, bro. I think most of them are .doc files but there are a few that are inline, web-style...if you want to do those as well.

NeonKnight
03-31-2009, 06:56 PM
Any of mine feel free!

Maybe also subsection them in the main post by Software? I.E.

Inksacpe




GIMP




CC3



FRACTAL TERRAINS




ETC.

joćo paulo
03-31-2009, 07:27 PM
Tutorial on how to hand draw a compass card
Download PDF tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7729&d=1226488274) (Original thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=38058#post38058))

RobA
03-31-2009, 09:39 PM
Vandy-

Would it be possibly to provide a link to the original online tutorial in the pdf files? Often there are additional comments/discussion in the tutorial thread that may be of additional value.

-Rob A>

Valarian
04-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Creating skirmish VTT Tokens using CC3 & Photoshop (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4194&d=1212853917) (Original tutorial thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1174))

Vandy
04-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Hello, All.

Thank you all for your great comments as well as your permissions to "PDFize" your tutorials. I will be working on these documents on an on-going basis.

NeonKnight and RobA, I've taken your suggestions and incorporated them into the first post. I believe it is now much more "user friendly".

Thanks for the suggestions.

Regards,

Gary

NeonKnight
04-01-2009, 08:15 PM
Ok, but you haven't posted any of my CC3 tutorials :(

Vandy
04-01-2009, 08:58 PM
In due time, my friend, in due time...

NeonKnight
04-02-2009, 01:53 AM
Yay!!!!!!!

Vandy
04-02-2009, 03:04 PM
Hello, joćo paulo and Valarian.

Thank you for posting links to your already made tutorials. I have added them to the sescond post in this thread (the Other Members Tutorial post).

To All.

I have repackaged Ascension's excellent tutorial titled "Making Atlas Style Maps in Photoshop". It is now available as a PDF document in the first post of this thread.

Regards,

Gary

Vandy
04-06-2009, 05:19 PM
To All.

I have repackaged waldronate's excellent tutorial titled "Fractal Terrains Pro Tutorial". It is now available as a PDF document in the first post of this thread.

Regards,

Gary
__________________
In the end you will see, you is you and me is me.
© May 29, 1980

Vandy
04-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Hi, All.

Just wanted to let you know that I've added ravells' Create a non-destructive editable map in Photoshop" tutorial to the post that includes tutorials from other members.

Regards,

Gary

Korash
04-26-2009, 01:19 AM
Will someone please, Please, PLEASE sticky this thread already!?!?! :shock:

This is waaay too helpful to be relegated to the second page. At any time

Thanks muchly

NeonKnight
04-26-2009, 03:13 AM
Will someone please, Please, PLEASE sticky this thread already!?!?! :shock:

This is waaay too helpful to be relegated to the second page. At any time

Thanks muchly

Ask and ye shall receive!

Vandy
04-26-2009, 09:14 AM
Hello, All.

Thank you , NeonKnight, for stickying this thread. I really appreciate your doing so.

I want everyone to know that I haven't forgotten my "mission", rather, my on-line time have been rather curtailed. I work as a government contractor at the North Carolina National Guard and the UIS DoD has put a policy in place that limits you to one hour of Internet time per day to sites that are on a n approved list. Cartographers' Guild is not on the list.

Consequently, the onlhy time I can visit the site is in the evenings and weekends when there are a million other things pulling at my available time. I shall continue PDFing tutorials so, never fear, you that have tutorials waiting shall have them eventually PDFed.

Regards,

Gary

zenram
09-28-2009, 04:36 PM
Well, i would like to join to this initiative, i already did one conversion without knowing it existed a post about it already.

I did a PDF version of jfrazierjr "Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP(and PS)"

Im gonna add the file here, so you can leave your comment about the format and stuff. I would like to know if i can use the logos of the community, it would be great if we can have all those tutorials on one format and with the Cartographers logo on it.

(Maybe we can do a concentrated tome latter XD)

Vandy
05-04-2010, 03:54 PM
Hello, All.

Well, after a V - E - R - Y long hiatus due to a variety of health-related, work-related and life-related issues, I've made my way back to The Carotographer's Guild. I've missed y'all and ceratinly hope all has been well with you.

I thought it only fitting that I "announce" my return by posting another PDF tutorial. In the first post of this thread, you'll find a new link in the Photoshop Tutorials section (at the end of the post). Available there is pyrandon's "A medieval town map in Photoshop" tutorial now offered as a "take-away" PDF document.

A question of help -- I've either completely forgotten how to attach a file as a URL link or the way to attach files has changed? I could only figure out to attach it "IN-LINE" which makes the PDF document a clickable thumbnail. Can attachments still be attached as a URL link? I sure like some help on this question, thanks.!

Looking forward to chatting with everyone again.

Regards,

Gary (Vandy)
Durham, NC USA

Greason Wolfe
05-04-2010, 04:04 PM
Hey Vandy!

It's great to see you back with us. As for the attachment system, it has changed some with the forum upgrade. I'm not 100 percent sure about non-image attachments, but you should be able to attach files via the "Insert Attachment" button in the upload window. As I understand it, the "In-line" button serves in the same way as linking to a thumbnail image in user galleries not so long ago. Then again, I could be 100 percent wrong about all of that, but I'm sure that someone (maybe Arcana or RobA) will be along shortly to clarify the issue.

And again, Welcome Back!

GW

ravells
05-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Hi Vandy! I wondered where you had got to! Welcome back!

Ascension
05-04-2010, 04:32 PM
Glad to have ya back V-man.

Steel General
05-04-2010, 05:21 PM
He lives, he lives!! Good to see you back. :)

If you click on the "Go Advanced" button and use "Manage Attachments", it gives you two options; "Insert Attchments" or "Insert Inline"

hohum
11-01-2010, 07:19 PM
Since I can't seem to find this GIMP conversion of Ascension's tutorial anywhere, could we add it here? I posted the PDF here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?4084-Award-Winner-My-atlas-style-in-PS&p=133248#post133248)

Vandy
02-14-2011, 11:18 AM
Hi, All.

I wanted to let everyone know that I have taken ironmetal250's Hand drawn mtns. and other stylistic map elements for use in PS/GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?5664-Award-Winner-Hand-drawn-mtns.-and-other-stylistic-map-elements-for-use-in-PS-GIMP) and created a PDF tutorial out of it.

It is available in the Photoshop Tutorials section in the first post of this thread.

Enjoy!

Regards,

Vandy

Vandy
02-15-2011, 08:10 AM
Hello, All.

I've created a link to kimey's excellent Nebula Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?13582-Easy-Nebula-background-tutorial-(photoshop)). You'll find it in the second post of this thread on Page One.

Enjoy.

Regards,

Vandy

Vandy
02-16-2011, 09:09 AM
Hello, All.

I have PDFized PeaceHeather's Paint.NET tutorial entitled Randomized-boundaries-terrain-of-your-choice-a-mini-tut-for-Paint.NET (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?13596-Randomized-boundaries-terrain-of-your-choice-a-mini-tut-for-Paint.NET).

It is available on Page one of this thread in the first post.

Enjoy.

Regards,

Vandy

Vandy
02-22-2011, 11:40 AM
Hi, All.

Many thanks to arakish for turning Flawedspirit's excelent tutorial into a PDF document. I've linked the Realistic Land / Mountain Texture Made Easy (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30565&d=1288493649) tutorial in the Photoshop section in the second post on Page 1 of this thread.

Enjoy.

Regards,

Vandy

Vandy
04-12-2011, 08:34 AM
Hi, All.

A question for you. I have been continuing to create, repackage and link tutorials to Post 1 and Post 2 of Page 1 in this thread BUT...

... I haven't been posting these new links in THIS thread. Rather, I've been posting the announcement in the thread from which the tutorial origniated.

Would you prefer I continue as in the second paragraph or, would you prefer I post the announcement in this thread as well?

Thanks.

Regards,

Vandy

JoeyD473
04-13-2011, 12:15 AM
I would say if you can do both (and if it's not a huge pain in the neck) then you should

arsheesh
06-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Hey there Vandy. I thought I'd pop in to let you know about a couple of new GIMP pdf tutorials:


Candicis' Antique-Style Maps in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?15011-Antique-Style-Maps-in-Gimp) tutorial (based on Ascension's tut)
My own tutorials: Making Map Borders in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?15037-Making-Map-Borders-in-GIMP), Eriond - A Tutorial for GIMP and Wilbur (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?18280-Eriond-A-Tutorial-for-GIMP-amp-Wilbur&p=182614#post182614) and Turning Maps into Globes in GIMP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?16140-Turning-Maps-into-Globes-in-GIMP).


Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Chazsmyr
09-10-2011, 09:28 AM
Hello everybody.

Looks like my english ist too bad (I'm German), because I'm working with Giide's "Ascension's Atlas Tutorial in GIMP" (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30650&d=1288649425) and have some problems there.

On Site 2 stands:


k. Switch to the Channels dialog (if you don't see it, you can make it appear by using the Windows Dockable Dialogs menu option. At the bottom of the channels dialog, click the new channel icon. Name
the new channel Coastline, and check the box for Initialize from Selection.

I don't understand what "... and check the box for Initialize from Selection." means. Which box must I checked in Gimp 2.6? I can't find any checkbox with the Name "Initialize from Selection" or anything like that (or a german counterpart).

Please don't let me walk in the dark.

Cincerely,

Chazsmyr

Xebx
02-08-2012, 07:25 AM
Thank you very much for this useful post.

Salu2

From Hell...

Rodan
06-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Thank you for the huge amount of reference material to learn from.

Shadownox
07-19-2012, 03:34 AM
Hey there! I found this (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?15185-Inkscape-Mapping-Basics&highlight=inkscape) tutorial by Hai-Etlik for inkscape already in pdf format and noticed it wasn't already in the index on here. Hopefully this helps in some way. I'm currently going through it (I decided to use inkscape) and I've found it to be pretty helpful. :D

Kieserson
08-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Wow!!! At last - a How to do it in GIMP!!! Thanku so much.

Sorpaw
03-18-2013, 01:12 PM
Thank you for putting the tutorials in one place! Learners like me thank you profusively!!

Sorpaw

arsheesh
06-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Just an FYI, since Vandy hasn't been around recently and there are tons of great tutorials in PDF format that were not listed, I've just updated and expanded this thread to include them. Hopefully this will make this thread more useful for new members. I've searched up to 12 pages into the Tutorials archives so anything older than that hasn't been included. So if you see anything else that should be included please post a message and I'll add it to the list.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Strange_Kid
01-27-2014, 02:24 AM
Is there any GIMP tutorial that is completely for beginners? I have practically no clue in using it, and the tutorials have "Basic knowledge is expected from readers" tagged in it.

Azelor
01-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Is there any GIMP tutorial that is completely for beginners? I have practically no clue in using it, and the tutorials have "Basic knowledge is expected from readers" tagged in it.

I think the Gimp website is a good place to start : http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

Most of the turorials here are there to help making maps not to exlain how the software works.:|

Gamerprinter
01-27-2014, 12:59 PM
True, but some many of the tutorials are a good place to start, even if you're unfamiliar with GIMP. I know many who have said as much regarding RobA's Creating coastlines in GIMP.

I am currently writing a series of map tutorials guides using techniques common to many graphics applications. While there is a chapter at the beginning that covers the basic steps used in all the tutorials explained for using GIMP, Photoshop, Inkscape and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9, the tutorials themselves only mention which basic step is being used and how to apply it to a particular step, and not really referring to specific applications. That series is called 25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guides, which there are 4 books by me, and one by Schwarzkreuz. My first four books are: 25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide, 25 Advanced Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide, Hand-Drawn Map Tutorials Guide, and the Using 3D Elements in Map Tutorials Guide. The fifth book by Schwarzkreuz is specifically for GIMP and Photoshop, though I don't know what is covered. Those books will be available as printed manuals and PDF files and not scheduled for release until August 2014 - though some material may be released before that.

Edit: here's a link to that successful (not running anymore) Kickstarter that funded this project: 25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials KS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/615795674/25-quick-and-dirty-map-tutorials-guide-book)

Here's a link to my G+ community that supports the project: 25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutoirals Guide community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109383565847958043404)

JefBT
03-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Very nice thread. Now I need to find some free time to do all those wonderful tutorials.

DarkHerald
06-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Thanks very much!

ttrush
07-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Thanks for the awesome list! I will be looking through these!

Oscar Geare
11-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Hey guys,

A lot of the links are 404ing. Just thought you should be aware.

Larb
11-29-2014, 12:15 AM
Looks like the URLs for stuff has changed (probably after a forum upgrade) rather than it being a case of the tutorials not being there. They'll all need revising I imagine.