View Full Version : Mapping with style!

01-16-2010, 07:30 PM
That's right. I've tried using styles (only) in Photoshop to speed up the mapping.

Made 3 styles. One for the land, one for mountains, and one for wood. You can see the result below. Now I can make maps ultra fast (just paint with the pencil tool with black paint on the correct layer!) but the quality is maybe not the best... but maybe as a start? Just add some shadowing etc...

What do you think? This is just what I came up with this evening so I think the result can be loads better with some tweaking. I bet someone else has made maps this way before so some input would be nice.

01-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Some kind of speed test. This one took 15 minutes to make (empty layers with styles premade).

01-17-2010, 10:14 AM
Looking good. We should start building up a library of layer styles. Do a search on Soixante who did a great tutorial on layer style mountains. Unfortunately he posted it round about the same time as Pasis and it was eclipsed by Pasis mountain tutorial.

01-17-2010, 10:37 AM
Started posting a new thread in the Regional/World Mapping forum: