by, 06-02-2010 at 04:27 PM (597 Views)
In addition to learning Fractal Mapper, I'm also trying to learn techniques for map-making in GIMP. Right now, I'm working through two different tutorials: one by Butch Curry (which uses Photoshop, so I'm adapting it to Gimp as I go), and one by RobA here in Cartographers' Guild.
I haven't gotten very far with Curry's method, but here is a shot of what I have. I created a forest pattern, and put it on a mask layer, so that I can very quickly paint in areas of forest on my map.
I'm also working through RobA's tutorial, "Using GIMP to create an artistic regional map". I've been having a little trouble with some of his steps (posted about that on the forums), but here is a shot of where I'm at with it right now. The white areas are going to be mountains, if I can figure out the next few steps in the tutorial.
I'll post further updates as I make progress.