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    I arrived at this site from several directions at once. I'm an avid roleplayer and have recently been playing games that encourage group map making as setting creation (Red Box Hack and Storming the Wizard's Tower.) I'm also an anthropologist looking for new ways to display data. This lead me to Edward Tufte and studies of visual literacy. And on top of that, I spend a lot of time playing with mind map design.

    I have very little experience with image creation/manipulation software but I'm excited about learning. I downloaded GIMP last night and am going through tutorials now. I'm also going to be doing a bit of research on cartography to go along with my practice.

    I'm looking forward to spending time here. Thanks for creating and participating in this very informative and creative community!


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    Time spent on the tuts are always time well spent

    Welcome and post as you go!!! (something I need to start doing )
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    Spend all your time here guy

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    Thanks all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korash View Post
    Time spent on the tuts are always time well spent
    Heh, I'm just starting on the GIMP tutorials. I'll start on these after I get the basics of that down. Ok, maybe not. Already trying the compass rose.

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    Here are two tuts that I believe any gimpuser in particular (and any one in general) should have a go through soonest.

    Layer Masks by jfrazierjr
    [Award Winner] Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP(and PS)

    A great guide to using layers to create effects and stuff

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    Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map by Gimp Master RobA
    [Award Winner] Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map

    It might look intimidating for a new Gimp user, but there are sooooo many things to learn about Gimp in this tut. It is well written I think and plenty of examples, and easy to follow. Read the whole thread if you have questions because many before you have asked and answers are aplenty. Ask in the thread if there are any questions after that and you will be pleasantly surprised how quick the responses come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korash View Post
    Here are two tuts that I believe any gimpuser in particular (and any one in general) should have a go through soonest.

    Layer Masks by jfrazierjr
    [Award Winner] Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP(and PS)

    A great guide to using layers to create effects and stuff

    and

    Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map by Gimp Master RobA
    [Award Winner] Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map

    It might look intimidating for a new Gimp user, but there are sooooo many things to learn about Gimp in this tut. It is well written I think and plenty of examples, and easy to follow. Read the whole thread if you have questions because many before you have asked and answers are aplenty. Ask in the thread if there are any questions after that and you will be pleasantly surprised how quick the responses come.

    Enjoy your stay
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll go through them today.

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    Welcome to the Guild, Dave.

    Tufte's books are wonderful and (IMO) a must read for anyone who wants to present graphical information.

    Enjoy the Guild, and don't forget that you should feel free to post non-fantasy maps here too if you want.

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