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Davros01
11-21-2009, 09:02 AM
Hello All, its been a while since i've been on. I've been moving, new job, blah, blah, blah. Now i looking to get back to making maps and adventures. My current project is to turn a map of Karnak into a fantasy map. I'm not an artist, so I'm limited to graphics that come with CC3. Attached are the actual maps of Karnak...

Davros01
11-23-2009, 06:04 AM
Harder than I thought it was gonna be. Here is a very rough draft of the northern complex. Its a bit bland right now, but I'm hoping for some ideas (shameless). I havent added any of details, because i am just trying to get the major buildings right. Let me know.

Marc

Gandwarf
11-23-2009, 06:17 AM
Looks pretty good so far... and it's an interesting idea.

Steel General
11-23-2009, 07:59 AM
Looks good so far, though the stone seems a bit to orange-y to me.

Davros01
11-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Steel,

by stone.. are you refering to the ground?? The walls are supposed to be an earthy color. Let me know, so that I can make some adjustments.

thx,
Marc

Ascension
11-23-2009, 08:51 AM
The walls and roofs are indeed orange-y, maybe shift towards a light tan instead.

Steel General
11-23-2009, 09:34 AM
Sorry, should have been more clear, I meant the walls, etc.

NeonKnight
11-23-2009, 07:43 PM
Looks good. Doing a good job so far. For ease, have you read my TUTORIAL on placing BMPs into CC3 and using them to trace your map onto?I think you would find the speed would go up dramatically.

Davros01
11-24-2009, 06:43 AM
ok, here is the reworked northern precinct. still just trying to get the look down so nothing is final yet. i've also been playing around with the walls of the main precinct. Let me know.

I have not read your tutorial. could you link it for me. I would love to look at it. I'm actually surprised, because this is proving to be more difficult than i thought. I'm used to overland maps.... structures are more complicated than i thought.

thx,
Marc

Ascension
11-24-2009, 04:45 PM
That looks much better color-wise. I might swap the blacks out for something dark brown or medium brown, though.

NeonKnight
11-24-2009, 06:13 PM
Sure. Do you see the little 'books with pens' icons to the left
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Those signify I (and others) have written a tutorial. Clicking on any of those icons will bring you a page that tells you what those tutorials are and give you the links. The Tutorial in question is located here:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1431

And while it deals primarily with taking old Pen-n-Paper maps and importing, it works with any BMP/PNG image.

Davros01
11-25-2009, 07:25 AM
ah cool thx

Davros01
11-28-2009, 08:27 AM
Latest draft. I've added the outer walls to the main precinct. The dimensions are off from the actual map. not sure if i'm going to adjust to the real map, or keep my current dimensions and improvise.

Steel General
11-28-2009, 09:48 AM
Nothing wrong with a little improvisation :)