View Full Version : WIP: Myrisia... and trouble with mountains

09-05-2009, 04:53 AM
I'm working on a number of versions of a map for my campaign setting. I'm using Eastern Mediterranean history any mythology for inspiration and I'm using the map as a base.

This particular map is supposed to look like an artist's depiction of the map that might be commissioned by a wealthy noble. I will be adding borders, cities, etc later.

At the moment, I'm stuck on the mountains. I can't figure out how to make satisfactory look or border. Ideally, I'd like to have a hand-drawn look to the mountains but I'm not sure how to do it in PhotoShop. I'd be open to another style if it looked good.

I have one additional constraint... I'm using CS1 so I can't follow many of the tutorials without some modification. If you know a good tutorial, please link me to it however.

Thanks for the help.

Steel General
09-05-2009, 09:26 AM
Maybe try going the symbol route, the various brushes available should (hopefully) work with almost any version of Photoshop.

09-05-2009, 09:45 AM
This tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=5664) for hand-drawn mountains is fantastic. I'm *extremely* artistically challenged and following it even I can draw some pretty cool ones.

09-08-2009, 04:07 PM
The hand drawn route is probably best for me. I'm fairly new to digital mapping so I didn't realize I could create my own brushes that way. I've been doing maps by hand much longer so drawing the mountains won't be a problem.