Hi Nick, welcome to the guild. May I suggest you to browse the Tutorials section? You'll probably find some useful stuff there
Hi my name is nick but I use pars or some variant of it for almost all my rpg charachters. I am new here and looking to improve my map making skills. I have Gimp and Paint.net. If any one is experience with making maps in these areas or can point me in the right direction to a tutorial I might just love you forever.
Welcome to the Guild Nick! I agree with Max, the tutorials section is the best place to begin.