Auralia , a touring map
This is my final version of Auralia. I tried to make this project a bit more ambitious than my first map. The map is based on popular touring maps which were avaiable from Motoring organisations for a small price for its members in the 60's until early 90's, when they became more concerned with insurance rather than motoring assistance and advice. Auralia is a country not far West of Australia. hence there are lots of similarities between Auralia and Australia.
The map is made mainly with Gimp , although I used CS5 extensively for labelling. I learnt a lot in this exercise.
I made the brushes for symbols (gbr), roads and railroads (gih) with Gimp . I had a lot of trouble with the creasing or folds of the map. In the end, I think I got it reasonably right and I made a small tutorial for novices like myself.
WIP = http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...-a-touring-map
Tut = http://www.cartographersguild.com
these touring maps you make are absolutely amazing. they really bring a life to the world you are portraying.
This is just some great work, I loves me some highly detailed maps with keys. Repped and rated.
Very interesting map and I'm certainly going to check out your tutorial on folds.Repped.
Thank You All for your kind comments and reps.