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    Hello everyone; Ydars Here! I am a complete novice to computer map-making but have been hand drawing maps for years and absolutely love it. I am an avid roleplayer and also really enjoy game design and module writing.

    I would really like to gain some paid work making maps and/or designing adventures and so would be very grateful for any feedback anyone has the time to give me. I am in awe of some of the texture manipulation/creation on this site, as I have no idea how to acheive those types of effects.

    I have posted an example of my work in the Current Challenges (Jan) section.

    I usually use Photoshop CS4 for all my mapping. Generally, I create individual objects and surfaces myself and then put them together to make a huge map, that is usually a local scale outdoor or dungeon map.
    "I don't know half of you, half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Bilbo Baggins LoTR.

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    Welcome, nice to meet you, I use guimp, has heard?
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    Sorry; I have only heard a little about it from reading this forum, but I am very new to all this.

    Thanks for stopping by to say Hello though.
    "I don't know half of you, half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Bilbo Baggins LoTR.

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    Welcome Aboard!

    I dub thee newly repped for entering a challenge right away *bonk*
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Once you plow through some of the tutorials here I'm sure you'll be gettin paid in no time as you already show the devotion to detail...just need to learn some of the tweaks we all use to make our stuff pop. Welcome and good luck.
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    Welcome to the guild.

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    Welcome to guild!

    As for textures, I cannot recommend Genetica Viewer enough for a large number of semi-random tileable textures of various types(and you can control the size also) for pretty much no money.
    My Finished Maps
    Works in Progress(or abandoned tests)
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    Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
    How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP/PS using the Smudge tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    As for textures, I cannot recommend Genetica Viewer enough for a large number of semi-random tileable textures of various types(and you can control the size also) for pretty much no money.
    I second this wholeheartedly!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    I got this from Ydars. He is saying that he is having a hard time posting so I am posting here in lieu of him being able to post...

    Ordo Draconis is a new fanzine devoted to Dragon Warriors and a version of OGL D&D (final decision has not yet been made but it will likely be Pathfinder). All adventures will be dual statted. See here for the website: www.draconismag.com

    The first issue is up and was free but future issues are likely sold as PDF only at ~$2. This means that in the future, we will have money to pay artists.

    So if you like drawing realistic, gritty fantasy art or making detailed fantasy battlemaps, indoor maps and overland campaign maps, then Ordo Draconis needs you.

    Contact Bill Edmunds - excaliburvideo '@' roadrunner.com
    or Cameron Smith - cameron_ord_smith '@' yahoo.co.uk
    or Stephen Dove - s.k.dove '@' bham.ac.uk

    to express your interest and possibly get hired. Please note that preference for paid work will be given to those who are willing to support the magazine in its infancy.
    Last edited by Redrobes; 11-19-2009 at 02:37 PM.

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