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    Default Create a simple continental map with borders

    I'm looking for some software where I will be able to create an image similar to this.

    I want to create a map of Eastern Europe for a war game where each country will be divided into sections like the map above or maybe impose a hex grid onto. It will also include rivers, cities and a few icons etc. Iíd like the map to be roughly 1m x 1.5m, so pretty large.

    I already have Photoshop 7.0 (Iíve never used it before it seems daunting) and your standard Paint that comes with windows if those would be of any use?

    Any advice at all as Iíve never created a map before would be great!


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    Learning to use expensive software is very intimidating but once you get the hang of it it's much like playing pc solitaire. That being said I still haven't tried certain things myself (blush). Since you have PS7 I'd recommend that. I'd also recommend going through some tutorials to get your feet wet. All you need is the landmass on its own layer and to just chop it up into sections, then color them in.
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    here's a quick sample .psd with a preview jpg. I'm not sure if it is PS7 compatible though.. see if you can open it and dissect the method
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    good idea a2area ... and I agree with the statements above.. if you got PS use that.. doesn't get much better than that
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