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    Default Map Enthusiast from Ontari-ari-ari-o

    Hey to all of you nice enough to read my introduction!

    My name isn't really Friendly Sword, but I am friendly, and I'd like to think that my wit is as sharp as a sword. ^^

    I am eighteen, having just finished my 1st undergraduate year, but I have been a Cartophile for as long as I remember! I have accumulated a rather large collection of both real and fantasy maps, and I have often drawn them myself; imaginary worlds, cities etc. My main reason for joining is to improve my ability to creat nice looking maps, particularly using computer software (something with which I am as of yet totally unfamiliar).

    I have long desired to get photoshop, but the $700 or so price tag has so far dissuaded me. I have heard however, that there exist downloadable programs for much less or even free, so I intend to do some research about that.

    I love what goes on here, and I am super happy to have found this site!!

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    -FS

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    Welcome fellow Ontarian!

    about that earthquake, I was in exams when it happened... hehe, it was slightly funny

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Earthquake? Did the CN Tower fall over or Skydome (or whatever they call it now) collapse?
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    Welcome!

    I am not from Ontario, but it is the only part of Canada I've visited. (Makes sense, only being an hour from the border in Michigan.)

    I look forward to seeing your maps!

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    Haha, yes, I work in an office building in eastern Ontario and we had quite the little scare when the rumbling started.

    Maps are in progress! ^^

    The tutorial on this site is quite cool, by the way.

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    The tutorials here are a godsend. This forum is definitely the best resource for people who want to learn how to make better maps.

    If you're looking for a free graphics program with a lot of support here, I'd go for GIMP. There are a lot of people who use it and there are some really good effects on it that my favorite program can't do.

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    Welcome to the Guild!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Sword View Post
    I have long desired to get photoshop, but the $700 or so price tag has so far dissuaded me. I have heard however, that there exist downloadable programs for much less or even free, so I intend to do some research about that.
    If you're a student, you should be able to get PhotoShop at the much lower student price. If you want a free alternative, check out The GIMP and Paint.net.
    Mark Oliva
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