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    Map May Entry: Mud Golem Cave

    Watch out! if your players have new boots... the ground is still wet...

    In order to get myself in a map making mindset, I told myself that even though I am new here I should enter the may contest... so today I made this simple cave map mostly trying to get as much texture as I could and still stay in the file size.

    The overall shape is the Photoshop plug-in "clouds"... thresholded brought it down to a black and white matte then it was given some extra definition by hand.

    Then I drew in the "mud" on two layers that had some bevel & emboss applied to it with a brush on a low opacity, and after some hue & saturation it was on to compression... anyway.

    I gave it a spin in the RPGTonight VTT and it worked... but I was not playing an adventure so I guess in the end you all will be the judge.


    May Entry: Mud Golem Cave-vtt_comp4.jpg

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    Very nice caves...
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    Impressive! And a very effective use of the clouds filter. It's quite a workhorse for cartography.
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    Very nice! Plenty of ways to get ambushed when you're leaving tracks in the mud

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    Wow! I like it! Thanks for the inspiration...

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    Lovely map, very generic and playable with a cool look and feel.

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    Hehehe, I wondered what it would look like to create footprint overlays to plop down on the mud as the players move about. This is just a test to see how it would look. It has some potential I think.
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    Most impressive.

    Could you perhaps explain more about how you made your mud textures?

    Thanks,
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    Tutorial Photoshop Cartography #2 - Mud Cave Texture

    Quote Originally Posted by meleeguy View Post
    Most impressive.
    Could you perhaps explain more about how you made your mud textures?
    -meleeguy
    Yes... I have made a short tutorial on how I did it. See it here:

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    -Chris

    Edit: RPMiller I love the foot prints! Nice touch!!!
    Last edited by rpgmapmaker; 05-14-2008 at 06:07 AM. Reason: Man I am tired...up all night messing with screen capture...
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