Welcome to the Guild. Since you're also using stuff from one of our member (Schwarzkreuz), you might want to credit him aswell.
Hey! I am new to the forums. Here are my two ridiculously over-sized maps.
A few months ago I started making a DND campaign.
I wanted to make a map of the game world. The idea was that players would be able to go anywhere they wanted. Even if it was not part of the story. I wanted players to have a homeland to go back to. Things like that. It needed to display a sense of scale.
So following tutorials, starting with this one I began making a semi realistic, large world map. I used so many and selected methods from some and not others. I would be unable to list them all.
Eventually I created this.
(Images are thumbnails. Use the links to download the original images. Warning some are hefty in size.) (I am so sorry ;-; )
Map 1 (named version)
It was a long process, but I eventually finished it and used a site called Umapper to add locations.
Though eventually I began to feel that the whole map was... small. The more I worked on it the more I began to feel it was more like a small continent than a world.
The problem was I couldn't make it any bigger or my photoshop would split at the seams. All the bevel and texture filters were turning out to be really intensive.
So I decided to go simple but big. Used another tutorial for an old style map and eventually created something I felt matched the scale of what I was after. Used a number of map symbol brushes from around here and the web.
Map 2 (named version)
The brushes I used can be found here, here and here, including some of Schwarzkreuz's brushes. I also used this font for some details.
If you want to see it in all it's glory. I give you the fancy > ZOOMIFY VERSION <
If you want the zoomify version to host. You will need to message me.
Map 1 (blank version)
Map 2 (blank version)
Map 2 (clean version)
And yes, you can use these non commercially if you wish to! Huzzah!
Last edited by ThePengu; 06-26-2014 at 04:52 AM.