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    Agreed... mutilate the map a bit....
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    Bedwyr: I wish I came up with that style on my own, I found it here on the forums (over here), I couldn't even follow it entirely around the last parts, so I had to do some other stuff.

    jfrazierjr, SG, Ascension: Hum, which tool should I use to do the mutilation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoTie View Post
    Bedwyr: I wish I came up with that style on my own, I found it here on the forums (over here), I couldn't even follow it entirely around the last parts, so I had to do some other stuff.

    jfrazierjr, SG, Ascension: Hum, which tool should I use to do the mutilation?
    Are you using GIMP, Photoshop or something else? Check RobA's tutorial for doing weathered paper. End result, you would use a free from selection tool and then invert and cut away the "outside" edges to transparent.
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    I'm using photoshop.
    Hum, that simple eh? I'll give it a try and will take a look at the tutorial, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoTie View Post
    I'm using photoshop.
    Hum, that simple eh? I'll give it a try and will take a look at the tutorial, thanks
    Well. since you are starting with an full image already made instead of making the cut parts at the start, you will have to do some reverse engineering. ie, you will probably have to duplicate much of the actions on all of the existing layers.
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    My first impression of the map is that it is a zoom in of a larger map.

    If you don't want to tear or burn the edges, you could put the map in a magnifying glass or callout.

    Have you tried simplifying it? Take away the compass rose and put a spear through the skull and crossbones pointing north. Treat it like a tracing of a real map doctored with special info.


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    Print it, take it outside, rub it in the dirt for a while, light a corner on fire, hold the edges in some smoke (or do the old tea-soak thing) then scan it in. Or just create a new layer with a bunch of jaggies around the edges and play with the layer styles like outer glow using a black set to color burn.
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