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    I look forward to the opportunity to assist! just let me know

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    Suhweeeeeeet! And a tutorial, too! You da man!
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    I'm curious, are those brushes usable by GIMP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scscofield View Post
    I'm curious, are those brushes usable by GIMP?
    Yes, they will load fine in any recent version of Gimp.

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    Thanks for pointing me here! This technique should come in handy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Optional steps for thatching:

    9. new image 50 x 1
    10. fill with black
    11. edit - define brush preset
    12. on your map open the brush editor window and set the spacing to 200%, set the angle jitter to 2%, set the control for angle jitter to "direction", click the box for "wet edges", and add a dual brush of this same brush...you can also play with size jitter and roundness jitter for something more varied and random
    13. ctrl+click on the houses layer in the layer stack
    14. on the path tab click on "make work path from selection"

    15. stroke the path with this new brush 5 times (this can take some time so zoom in to 1600% to save time)
    16. on the path tab click on "load path as a selection"
    17. click on the layer tab
    18. select - inverse
    19. hit the delete key and then deselect

    20. you now have thatched roofs so add some color to make it looks brown or whatever
    After making a work path from your selection (14), you can then ctrl+click the houses layer to select it again before stroking the path. That way you won't have to delete later (16-19).

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    Here are the brush icons that I made for my Elosha map - in Photoshop abr format so they might be used in Gimp as well.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Building brushes and other stuff-screenie.jpg  
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    Great stuff. But shouldn't there be a pyramid icon too?
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    The pyramid and henge I just drew right on the map and didn't make em brushes...forgetful on my part and they are really crappy too
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    ^^ thx for the short tut it will help when i start to develop my first town :p

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    hey, think you can make these as PNG's as well so that those of us who are using Paintshop Pro (probably just me) can use them as well?
    I used Old Guys Realistic Coastline Tutorial modified for PSPx3.
    How's It Looking? - Please provide me with your input.

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