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    Default [Award Winner] Assorted tips and tricks

    This is a non-traditional tutorial thread. I'll be posting little snippets that I originally posted to G+. I'll try to keep an index of the posts at the top for easy and quick reference. We'll see how that goes... These are intended to be entrance level tips that anyone might find useful. Feel free to ask questions about specific topics.

    How to use your phone to "scan" a map
    Drawing top down hills
    City design - start with the roads
    Dungeon design and adventure flow
    Simple hatched city district styles
    Using the Shape Tool to create quick simple icons in Photoshop
    Hand drawn mountains
    Turning a map into an aged paper handout
    A classic gatehouse design for guarding your front door
    Creating isometric dungeon maps
    Quick and Easy Dungeons using Grids
    Using layer styles for attractive dungeons.
    Using paths to create pretty dungeon maps
    Old School Mapping in Photoshop and Maptool
    How to colour a dungeon map.
    Different Tree Styles for Different Battlemaps
    More City Design
    How to make a dynamic grungy brush in photoshop
    How to quickly colour trees in photoshop
    How to make a grungy brush in Gimp
    How to draw isometric mountains
    Three different cliff styles
    Isometric Cliffs
    Explaining Blend Modes
    How to Draw Grassland
    A Note on Background Textures
    How to Draw Forests
    Using your phone to 'scan' a hand drawn map
    How to Draw Realistic Coastlines
    How to create a ripple texture using the clouds filter
    How to turn a map into an underwater landscape
    Drawing Water
    Using Photoshop Grids
    How to create icons
    Iso Rivers
    How to design a town
    How to draw swamps
    How to use the pen tool to draw buildings
    Drawing old fashioned coastal waters
    How to highlight featured buildings - shape, detail and contrast
    Three Dungeon Wall Styles
    Labeling Locations in Gimp or Photoshop
    Placing icons on a map in Gimp
    Last edited by torstan; 06-24-2013 at 10:02 AM.
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