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    Help What type of map is this?

    Hi to all guys!
    I' m a new user of this fantastic place!! I founda lot of utility!!
    I' m not english and I am sorry for my bad english
    I have a simple question: in wich way has created this map of Faerun?
    (i don't post the map because is in large scale)
    http://www.whitedragoninn.com/faerun...rd_ed-full.jpg
    I' ve got the CC3 and Photoshop, there is a method/tutorial/way to create a map like that?? I really like that type of map... please tell me about!!
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    Welcome to the guild!
    Others would probably have to concur but this was probably done in something like Adobe photoshop (it is the main program used in commercial computer illustration), but could also be done in GIMP, an open source (free) drawing program thats very similar...

    as for the methods, i'd have to leave that to others, but Zombie Nirvana is a good place to start.
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    Thanks for posting that link, that's a great map.

    It looks hand-drawn to me -- maybe with a tablet.

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    It can be done in CC3, maybe with some external editing.
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    Post or "E" All of the Above

    I see many ways to create this map:

    Hand Drawn/Scanned/Enhanced in PS or GIMP
    Tablet Drawn/Enhanced in PS or GIMP
    Campaign Cartographer with the right objects
    also possibly enhanced in Inkscape/Illustrator.

    Of course, I'd hand draw, scan and enhance in Xara.

    There is no one way to create this kind of map, you'd create it doing whichever way and application you're most comfortable with.

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    Thanks to all guys!
    I' m interesting to do this work in CC3. You say it is possible...
    @ loogie: thanks for that link!
    I' m searching now for a good tutorial... if you know tell me!
    Thanks again!!

    A n00b question: what is a tablet?

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    Post a digitizing tablet

    A digitizing tablet is an input device, like a mouse, except it has a "pen" with pressure sensitive point allowing you to draw on platen (tablet itself) that records your pen strokes - allowing you to paint or draw as if with traditional tools, but records digitally in whatever proggie you're using: GIMP, PS, Xara, Inkscape, Illustrator, etc.

    There are a number of threads dedicated to the discussion of tablets on this site... for example:

    http://forums.cartographersguild.com...read.php?t=552

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    Thanks Gamerprinter xD
    I' m tryng to do this map style in CC3 and.... it' s very hard! I have got the confirm that this is possible. This map has done with CC3 -->


    Another question: this style of mapping has a name?

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    That's looking good Night!

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    LoL... it's not mine xD
    But I want imitate that style...

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