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    Hi there, everyone. The name's Digory, and I'm an ok artist with a tablet and some decent experience with it. I prefer to use Painter when using my tablet, but I am VERY comfortable in Fireworks when doing graphics.
    I play rpg games of the home-brewed variety, and I love creating the rules and the worlds that my friends and I adventure into, but for all my artistic ability, I really suck at maps. Badly I tried making a map and came up with the first attachment. It sucks. And it took me forever.
    Well, I bought some software to help me out, and it didn't get any better. *sad, sad laugh*
    The second attachment was my attempt with Fractal Mapper and many hours spent. Anyway, I came here to learn some techniques and to see some great examples of quality maps that don't look like they were handed out with an NES rpg game.
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    Wecome to the Guild Digory! Great first post with maps and everything.
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    Hey! I liked the maps in NES roleplaying games. Sigh. Anyway the second one looks ok to me. Anyhow I am on the wrong side of the learning curve myself, I use a tablet for cleaning up photos, but doing maps and illustrations is new to me as well and this site has been full of great tutorials and help. I hope you find it as useful as I have so far!

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    I just don't want to MAKE the maps that should have been in NES role-playing games.

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    Welcome aboard, J Digory.
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    Ok, here is a sample from the same map idea that I attempted to do in Painter. Some elements of it I am happy with, but it is very much lacking compared to what I would actually like to achieve.

    They are both small sections of the map, but it's really the only section I had anything interesting on. hahaha The second one is a closer shot of the same part.

    Ah, thanks for the welcome, everyone.
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    First of all, the difference in quality between the first two maps you posted and that new slice is huge.

    Now, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you take a look at Sirith's tutorial here: [Award Winner] Painting maps in Painter

    Welcome, and enjoy yourself!
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