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manikin
11-04-2009, 02:34 PM
Hi all - I was looking for a photoshop tutorial in mapmaking and got onto this site due to Ravells (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=5240) excellent guide.

My attempts at maps before the tutorial were like this:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5017/beforejd.th.jpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/beforejd.jpg/)

And the current one i'm working on is here:

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/731/mapbase09.th.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/mapbase09.jpg/)

So that's a big improvement ;)

I've also been using wilbur for the shadows and rivers - takes a little getting used to, but amazing once it starts working.

I've seen a few cool tutorials for "ye olde mappe" styles, so that might be the next project...

Redrobes
11-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Bit of an improvement there I think ;) Nice stuff !

Steel General
11-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Welcome Aboard!

Ascension
11-04-2009, 04:40 PM
Not bad at all, quite nice.

Gidde
11-04-2009, 05:09 PM
That's a leaps-and-bounds improvement, well done :)

NeonKnight
11-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

ravells
11-05-2009, 05:57 AM
Glad you found the tutorial helpful. That's a great improvement. Really nice 3d effect you have going with the new map.

manikin
11-05-2009, 07:27 AM
thanks for all the nice comments :)

A lot of the 'prettiness' comes from the last 3 layers, where I add a golden glow, up the contrast, and use a bumpmap from wilbur. Without all that, it's a lot more flat:

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7592/mapbase09sans.th.jpg (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/mapbase09sans.jpg/)