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      Tyo Solo is offline
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    Default Hi everyone... mapping for a fantasy novel

    Hi guys,

    I stumbled upon this website while trying to find out how to create brushes in PS. I have the beginnings of an atlas which I'm trying to do in a c.1700s style.

    The basis of the story has been planned, and is in a specific region on my atlas (for which I intend create a region map and some island maps). It is important that I get the regions on the "old world" right, as these will help me to plan the migration of the various countries and races to the "new world".

    I don't have any place names or anything yet, as I'm currently working on a translator in Excel to transalte from any input language into my fantasy language (my first language is complete), that way I can make the place names more meaningful and consistent.

    I'm looking forward to finding some great tips, and sharing my own experiences.

    This is where my map is now:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/63365244@N07/5764555387/

    This is what I want to come out with:


    So if there is anyone that has a particular interest in this age of maps, I'd love to hear from you.

    Cheers

    Tyo Solo
    Last edited by Tyo Solo; 05-27-2011 at 09:49 AM.

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    Welcome to the Guild. Looks like a fine start.

    Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
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    welcome to the guild... if there is anywhere you can get help on the web - its here ... just post your map in a WIP thread (work in progress) and ask for help and critique
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