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    Link Brushes For Simple Stylistic Map

    So I've done some Google searching for brushes for maps, and most of the symbols are fairly regionally oriented or too complex for my tastes.
    The best I've found so far are these: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&se...q=map#/d2amw36
    I was wondering if anyone knows of something similar?
    I am specifically looking for simple symbols for: Waves, Mountains, Hills, Trees, Towns/Cities.
    I have found maps of the right style, but it has been hard to find the brushes for them.
    I want to make something similar to the attached map, although not in that specific style. I want to make something that will look nice in pure black and white.
    Btw, I am COMPLETELY artistically inept, and creating my own brushes does not end well.
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    Look up Ramah (Ramah-palmer), Giddie and Istarlome. All three are here and/or on dA and have excellent brushes for making maps like you posted.
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    Starraven also is on both and has 2 brush packs(that I can recall about anyway..)
    My Finished Maps
    Works in Progress(or abandoned tests)
    My Tutorials:
    Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
    How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP/PS using the Smudge tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pergentile View Post
    So I've done some Google searching for brushes for maps, and most of the symbols are fairly regionally oriented or too complex for my tastes.
    The best I've found so far are these: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&se...q=map#/d2amw36
    I simply love the description on the DA site for these:
    Have you ever wanted to make a FANTASY MAP and been too lazy to make your own vaguely mountain and treeish shaped blobs?!?!?! NOW YOU TOO CAN MAKE A FANTASY MAP! Includes VAGUELY TRIANGULAR SHAPED BLOBS MASQURADING AS MOUNTAINS! VAGUELY TRIANGULAR AND HAIRY SHAPES PRETENDING TO BE TREES! CIRCLES WITH A LINE ON THE BOTTOM PRETENDING TO BE A TREE! TERRIBLE-QUALITY HOUSE-ISH SHAPES! A DREADFUL LOOKING COMPASS ROSE! A FEW GRASS SHAPED BLOBS! AN ABSOLUTELY USELESS PILE OF ROCKS! AND MANY MORE SHAPES THAT YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER USE BUT YOU'LL DOWNLOAD ANYWAY!!!!!
    -Rob A>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    I simply love the description on the DA site for these:


    -Rob A>
    LOL.. I downloaded these brushes yesterday(along with her other ones), but did not pay attention to that part.... that's just too funny...
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    Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
    How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP/PS using the Smudge tool
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    That's priceless. Love it.
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    Cathy also made an expansion to the brush set linked in the first post here:
    http://calthyechild.deviantart.com/a...n%20brush&qo=4

    Here is another good one:
    http://pickebu.deviantart.com/art/Ol...3Apickebu&qo=0

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    Thanks for the names to search for guys! If I ever make anything of epic proportions, I will show it off! ^^

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