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      XiaoTie is offline
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    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone know where I could find a few symbols to use on a map I'm making. The map is a mostly sea/island map, and I can't, no matter where I look (google, deviantart, etc), find symbols of sea-monsters, whales, ships, like those you see on sea charts.

    So, does anyone know where I could find some? (I even looke over the threads on this part of the board up to page 5)

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    I would suggest checking out some of the Wingding/symbol type fonts at one of the various free font sites. Such as DaFont.

    The Fantasy Clipart & Fantasy Clipart2 fonts are a couple I have used in the past. They might have something in them
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    Thanks guys! I think I have found them on the fonts you said and on that part of deviantart

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    Istarlome Thanks,

    Any chance of a photshop version or at least a collection of pngs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Istarlome Thanks,

    Any chance of a photshop version or at least a collection of pngs?
    I know some of his packages have png's in them along with the GIMP Brush.
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    the first ones i did don't have the pngs but i'll add them.

    i bought a new computer and i'm moving stuff from the old one to the new one. the old one has some issues and i don't like using it anymore. i

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    Here are the symbols I'm using for my first map. I modified the compass rose from one found here. The symbols are simple and traditional - generic in fact...
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    Sometimes simple/generic is all you need.
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