View Full Version : "Ancient map effect" video tutorial (Photoshop)

05-16-2007, 10:34 PM
I just found a video tutorial on how to first create burnt parchment in Photoshop, then take any map and place it on the paper. Very easy to understand, very basic, and a great place to start for us noobs!

Here's the link: http://tutorials.watchandlearnphotoshop.com/tutorials/ps/map.html

Below is an example of a map I whipped out after watching the tutorial once. I literally did this in 15 minutes (yes, I timed it), although I did have that map already on-hand (one of my old Autorealm maps). I also added a few extra touches like the wood background, the smears, & some shadows; otherwise it's all from the tutorial video.

In the end I can't say I love the texture of the parchment preloaded with PS, but great for a quickie. Enjoy!

05-29-2007, 03:28 PM
Below is a copy of a posting from Butch Curry (aka, Palehorse) that links to another (far better) video tutorial for the making of parchment in Photoshop:

If you're interested, the full version...is now available on YouTube!


There's a full, fancy press release here (http://www.zombienirvana.com/?p=66).