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Valtharius
05-15-2009, 02:47 PM
If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. :) I've gone through the manual a few times now and there is not much in there as far as inserting images and how to work with them.

I clicked the Draw>Insert File> Unchecked the 'Embed in Drawing' option and then placed the rough draft of the map I am going to create. The .bmp of the map contains the mountain range/forest area, river flow, and city/town placement.

I trace over the land and place. But I am confused as how to hide the land area I just put down to see the .bmp image behind so I can properly place the mountain/forests, rivers and populations areas. I've tried hiding different sheet/layers in combination and the .bmp drawing disappears.

Do I create a separate sheet/layer specifically for the un-embedded inserted image so that I can always see it? If so, how? :?:

Your help is appreciated! Thank you!

~Valtharius the Mad

Gidde
05-15-2009, 03:26 PM
Disclaimer: I use CC2, not CC3, but this should still be accurate, I hope.

It sounds to me as if you have your bmp on the same layer as the stuff you traced. In order to show that and hide the new, or vice versa, it does need to be on a separate layer, but you don't necessarily need to create one (although I usually do).

To do so, use the Change Layer command (CHANGEL), select the bmp, right-click and choose Do It. The prompt will ask for a layer name; if you right-click it will bring up a dialog. Select (or add and then select) a layer the pic can have all to itself, and click ok.

Now your pic and your drawings should be on separate layers so that you can hide and show them (freezing the pic is usually very helpful as well) to your heart's content.

Valtharius
05-15-2009, 03:55 PM
Gidde! Thank you very much for that explanation. :) It works great. I haven't worked with importing BMP images into CC3 and I am still learning. Layers and sheets... getting use to those as well. Now to apply this fix to 20+ maps. lol Again, thank you VERY much for your help!

~Valtharius the Mad

NeonKnight
05-15-2009, 03:58 PM
Hmmmmm....looks like someone hasn't viewed my tutorials ;)

TRACING A PEN-N-PAPER MAP:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=5289

and

INSERTING A PEN-N-PAPER MAP: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1431

Valtharius
05-15-2009, 04:04 PM
***BONK*** That was something that was nagging me in the back of my mind. I knew I saw something about pen and paper maps and inserting them and I was going through the CC3 manual looking for it!!! LOL I couldn't figure out for the life of me 'what page is it on?' in the darned thing.

Thank you Neonknight for the change of direction! *frowns at the manual and puts it to the side* Sheesh... Ol'dopey me!



Hmmmmm....looks like someone hasn't viewed my tutorials ;)

TRACING A PEN-N-PAPER MAP:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=5289

and

INSERTING A PEN-N-PAPER MAP: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1431


This Cartography site has by far the friendliest community of any website I have ever belonged to. Thank you again for all your help guys! (I downloaded BOTH of them. :))

~Valtharius the Mad

Gidde
05-16-2009, 09:39 AM
This Cartography site has by far the friendliest community of any website I have ever belonged to.

I agree. I've never seen a forum filled with this much civility and true willingness to help each other.