Hello out there!
My name is Thom Ryng, and I'm a game designer and amateur map-maker. I use Photoshop pretty exclusively, but I'm always keen on finding new and better (and easier) ways of working.
I stumbled here in my quest to improve the look and feel of my maps, and I have to say I'm already a little overwhelmed with the amount of talent and skill here.
Here are some samples of my maps:
Not bad at all. All I can really say is that you might want to get more creative fonts (but still legible) and the mountain and hill symbols repeat too often so you might want to make up a few more to break up the repeats. Otherwise these are top-notch political maps. Nice job, man.
Welcome to the Guild!
Nice maps there!
Welcome Aboard and thanks for sharing some of your work!
Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to learning a lot. Just started my first tutorial...
Welcome to the Guild! Nice maps, have some rep!
Originally Posted by mearrin69
My very first rep, huzzah! :)
Disregard my reply from the other thread. The color scheme of the second piece reminds me a little of first edition Axis and Allies. It does, however,
also remind me of older 70's maps with strong regional and political delineation as was common then. I like them.
Good on you for the rep.
Your quote reflects my current mood these days. Thanks for the introduction. Look forward to more of your work.
P.S.: Were these pieces created in photoshop?
Very nice maps indeed, Thom. It's interesting to have people already making maps coming to the guild and posting their work. Quite often they have an original take on things that eventually subsumes into the collective. I'm probably wrong, but I don't think I've ever seen a map here which is so district rich. Makes perfect sense for a board game of course!
Ha! Too late, Tim - I already replied on the other thread. ;)
Originally Posted by Halo of Gnats
And yes, everything is in Photoshop. Oh, the layers!