Been lurking for a while, poaching ideas for games and maps and just enjoying other people's work in general. Been roleplaying since '89 or so, I've been working on my own world since about '90, all hand drawn. I picked up the Profantasy software a while back and I enjoy working with it, but I have seen some awesome stuff from PS and Gimp. Also, I'm a cartographer in real life. I use ArcGIS and Illustrator as well as Photoshop, but I've never used them for fantasy mapping. Keep up the good work all.
Welcome to the guild, with your skills we'll all be pickin your brain!!
Well, All three of those progs are used by some of the people around here to make "passable" maps ;) although mostly the latter two. You can see some of the end results in the Finished Maps and Cartographers Choice forums. .....
All Joking asides, If you know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator you should have no problem getting the hang of mapping with them. We have PLENTY of tuts here to get you in the proper frame of mind to map with them. Have fun :D
And Welcome to the Guild, The Mappiest Place on the Web :)
Welcome to the Guild, and by all means please feel free to show off your previous work in the Finished Maps section. We all love hand-drawn maps here.