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I may have mentioned that I'm buying a house. My wife and I have moved from Florida to Ohio and have been living in a small apartment with most of our home-making implements in storage (since we had a nice house in florida). This is all about to change because we're buying a nice smallish brick ranch house on 5 acres. I'm super excited about it because even though the living space is listed as only 1218 square feet, there's a full finished basement that is the same size as the house that's not
So, I think I'm going to try and maintain a blog here as admin/owner of the site. If you decide to follow this blog, expect it to be mainly website oriented with the occasional work related post, and then the occasional graphics/art related post. I haven't done any mapping in a while, but I'm still the occasional artist for work, though that's been scarce as well since I'm mostly coding.
As for the guild, I've been working on beefing up the front page, the public relations, the advertising,
My third map:
Made in PS, with Antique Style Maps In PhotoShop tutorial.
I got the compass rose in Wikipedia.
Updated 04-17-2012 at 10:21 AM by Mustak
How interesting, I found a plugin for Gimp that allows you to use layer styles as Potoshop, Layer Effects.
The Python version (layerfx.py) allows preview.
My second map:
No countries, no rivers.
I make it with Photoshop using Ascension's Atlas Tutorial.
In Creating the Continental Shelf, Select > Color range = black with a fuzziness of 150, I use 50 instead.