Dirgen the world map for my upcoming book: The Dark Lineage
This map is for my upcoming book (more like story) The Dark Lineage. The book will be completely online and free to read. Though i am not a writer nor am i studying for such a thing i love fantasy and i love a good story, once the first chapter is done i will give the link to anyone interested on reading it as it will be uploaded by chapters... anyways back to the map!!
The map was made completely in photoshop, i used the pencil tool with a brush diameter of 2 for the border of the world and a brush diameter of 1 for the lines representing the water. To achieve this effect simply create two layers (one for the terrain and one for the "water" lines) place the terrain layer above the other one, after u are done with the layout of the world just give it a white fill. For the waterlines make alot of vertical lines once the layout of the world is made u just need to erase portions of the lines as you see in my map and make blank spots for large masses of water. For the terrain itself (mountains and forests etc) you have two choices; draw them or use any symbols for maps that you prefer such as cc2 (i did both).
To give a symbol a nifty inky look just go to image menu hit on calculate (this will give you a monochromatic version of the image) then to image menu once again and click on adjustments > Brightness/Contrast... play with the settings to create the perfect desired effect, the rest is left to your imagination.
I hope you all liked the small tutorial (if it could be called one) i assumed that those interested have some basic knowledge of how photoshop works, let me know guys what you think of my map!!