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    Default Aged and Worrn Paper Backrgrounds for LARGE sized map

    I started on a long time goal of mine today. Mapping a large campaign I developed 30 years ago to a digital form.
    The first thing I did was to create a parchment style background suitable for very large maps. I have put two versions of it here, one lighter than the other. Feel free to use for whatever purpose you may like, or critique them, as I am still learning this stuff.

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    EDIT: OK, now that I know HOW to attach files.....

    EDIT 2: Changed post name to be more accurate.
    Last edited by jazzon; 02-27-2012 at 11:22 PM.

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    Looks nice, but it looks much more like a coarse and somewhat aged pulp paper than parchment. Also, you should be careful about using the word "scale" in the context of maps, it has a very specific meaning. A "large map" and a "large scale map" are two very different things. You can think of scale as how "zoomed out" the map is: "small scale" means you are very zoomed out and things are drawn very small, "large scale" means things aren't as zoomed out and things are drawn larger than on a small scale map, though still generally smaller than in real life.

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    @ Hai-Etlik I forget where I am. I'm used to people making the mistake you accuse me of so I adapted my speech to them. I stand corrected.
    You are quite right of course.

    So, its for Small scale maps (120cm x 90cm if printed at at 80dpi which is where i set gimp at) So large SIZE maps then...

    ANd your right. I didnt realize it but it does look more like pulp. Still works though.

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    Nice work Jazzon. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice stuff...thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzon View Post
    @ Hai-Etlik I forget where I am. I'm used to people making the mistake you accuse me of so I adapted my speech to them. I stand corrected.
    You are quite right of course.

    So, its for Small scale maps (120cm x 90cm if printed at at 80dpi which is where i set gimp at) So large SIZE maps then...
    Well, it could be for any scale really, it's just that the physical map itself is fairly large.

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