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    I've been meaning to do this for a while but finally got round to it. I used Gimp to turn all the white to transparency and put this over a parchment background.
    Here's a quick and dirty result:

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    Nice... I think once its done it might look pretty good on parchment.

    Unfortunately, I haven't found the time to get back to this one .. or any of my hand drawn maps I posted.... I don't even think I'll have time for this month's challenge

    Thanks for taking the time to do that torstan, I appreciate it.
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    No problem at all. They are all lovely distinctly hand-drawn maps and I had always wondered what they might look like on a parchment background. I got the idea from Hellhound's posts actually as his hatched ink maps looked great moved over to parchment.
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    Yes, after you posted his posts up I took a look and immediately liked the parchment look... A tutorial on here that was recently bumped Parchment & Stain Tutorial [Photoshop] was pretty good for making parchment ... I did a quick and dirty one here
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    Ah, excellent. Good result and much better than my very quick and dirty parchment look.
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    Well.. the parchment I did as part of that tutorial however many months ago... How I got the black away from the white is something I did accidently ... while trying to do that very thing... if that makes sense.. lol. You know.. the kind of thing where you go back in and try to do what you did before only this time around it takes you 5 times longer

    Or ... maybe that only happens to me?
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    In gimp you can separate the black and white in one step. Go to Layer->Transparency->Colour to Alpha. Select white in the following dialogue and voila - all your white is now transparent.

    You get better results if the background is pure white first. This can be done by messing with the levels first. Seems like you did a good job of it yourself though. What method did you use?
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    Even easier than turning the white to transparent is to just use a different blending mode for the layer... multiply or overlay do it nicely.

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    True enough, but then it affects all layers lower down in the layer order which isn't too serious but can sometimes lead to weird little bugs/features. Almost certainly not an issue with maps of this form however.
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    Love the parchment look, delgondahntelius.
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