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Mappy McGee
01-11-2010, 12:33 PM
Greetings fellow cartography fans. I am Mappy McGee (Jeff in real life) and I have been making maps for about 20 years.
I first started hand drawing maps for fun and then for 2nd edition D&D games. Then I got into basic software, a simple paint program on the commodore 64 among others I can't remember.
From those humble beginnings I moved on to the Adobe products and a little program called Campaign Cartographer 2, which I used until I realized I liked Adobe Illustrator better. I'm a graphic designer and use Adobe products all the time anyway so I switched recently from CC2. But, I still want to use my CC2 symbols, wish I could figure out how to do it, maybe someone here can help.
So, that's me in a nutshell... actually me in a nutshell would be like this;
"Help! Help! Let me out of this nutshell!"

OK. Bad joke. I'm old, what do you want from me? :roll:

01-11-2010, 12:46 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

If you want to keep the CC2 symbols, you will have a bit of work ahead of you. You will need to make a 'map' using ALL the symbols, then save that as a PNG (or JPEG, don't remember if CC2 allowed PNG or not). THEN you will need to clean them up in photoshop, erasing the back ground etc to make a new 'symbol catalog'.

Or you could just upgrade to CC3 where all the symbols are already high quality PNGs :D

01-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Hooya 20 years worth of maps eh ???? I bet you will get that rep counter spinning.

Welcome. We have a lot of people who use Inkscape and id like to know how much better illustrator is over Inkscape actually. Theres some kind of illustrator map plugin too. Do you use that ?

01-11-2010, 05:55 PM
OK. Bad joke. I'm old, what do you want from me?

Just your soul!!! Dedicated to mapping!

Welcome to the Guild, my friend!

01-11-2010, 07:01 PM
Or we will accept payment in the form of blood of firstborn children...

Maps, or blood of Firstborn Children.

Please mail them in 1kg satchels to...

Steel General
01-11-2010, 07:04 PM