View Full Version : this is the beginning...

05-13-2009, 07:12 PM
Hi everyone,

recently started GMing with a group of people and am keen as cheese to start building the world around them.

stumbled upon the forum whilst looking for some pre-made maps, but instead took to photoshop last night and started banging away on my antique computer - which was easily up to my level of skill.

here is my first attempt, which was a variant of this tutorial: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tutorials-effects/how-to-create-an-old-world-map-in-photoshop/

i was very happy with the topographical style (for a random map!)

happy to be here

05-13-2009, 07:14 PM
Welcome to the guild!

05-13-2009, 07:35 PM
Well, its always good to post a map in first thread post - always good for some REP, have some then!

Welcome to the guild. I like that you were compelled to map, instead of just using the many offered here, its our real purpose at the Guild.

Anyway, check out some of our tutorials here as well, we have some good ones for Photoshop, and many of the GIMP tuts can almost be ported to doing in PS.

Again, welcome!


05-13-2009, 08:16 PM
Looks good so far, welcome to the guild.

05-13-2009, 09:32 PM
Like the ol' Irish Spring commercial said...<Irish accent> And I like it too </Irish accent>

for the map-in-the-first-post you also get some rep from me

Steel General
05-14-2009, 06:47 AM
Welcome Aboard!

05-14-2009, 12:14 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

05-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Yeah, good start - ill throw some rep in there too. You could stick a pin on the map to boost the antipodean balance and check out who is on here close by - theres a link in my sig.

05-15-2009, 07:49 AM
cheers all for the welcomes,

i hadn't even noticed the tutorial section! there's some sweet stuff banging around in there.

redrobes, i did indeed add myself to the members map. brisbane - such a lonely place for cartography...

anyways, thanks again to all for the welcome, now i must away to make maps - though after seeing some of the ones on here i might work on them a bit more before posting...

peace n love,

05-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Need to see more Tripsky! Surely you haven't given up already!!!