welcome to the group!
Hi there fellow map-makers!
My real name is Jasper and i'm 21 years of age. Most of my mapping comes forth from playing Dungeons & Dragons, so I'm not a (wanna-be) pro cartographer, I just like to spend a lot of my time on it . The program I mainly use for mapping is Adobe Flash CS3.
Why Flash and not Illustrator/Photoshop? In my humble opinion Photoshop is very hard to use to create something entirely new. Great for editing existing images, but not to create new ones. Also when I finally have something in Photoshop, it's a bitmap, not a vector image. That's a great drawback for me. I love to sacrifice some of the beauty of maps in exchange for flexibility.
Why not Illustrator? I simply don't like the program. I grew up with Flash since it was still Macromedia's property, so I know the tools a lot better than other programs'.
Oh by the way, I forgot to mention in the beginning of this post that I am from the beautiful Netherlands
I will post one of my maps in a few hours. To see 'what wood I'm cut from'. (I don't know if that's an English expression, but it is a Dutch one )
welcome to the group!
Love to see a sample map made using Flash...
My tutorials: Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional Map ~ All My Tutorials
My GIMP Scripts: Rotating Brush ~ Gradient from Image ~ Mosaic Tile Helper ~ Random Density Map ~ Subterranean Map Prettier ~ Tapered Stroke Path ~ Random Rotate Floating Layer ~ Batch Image to Pattern ~ Better Seamless Tiles ~ Tile Shuffle ~ Scale Pattern ~ Grid of Guides ~ Fractalize path ~ Label Points
My Maps: Finished Maps ~ Challenge Entries ~ My Portfolio: www.cartocopia.com
Welcome to the Guild lunanoko! Yes, I would love to see some example Flash maps, and I think you might want to look at this month's mapping challenge. I think you would have a good chance given that you are already in the vector world.
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Welcome to the Guild!
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Welcome, lunanoko - I think you're the first flash mapper we have on the Guild! It's great to have different software used for mapping. Congratulations - you are now the resident expert!