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    Map August / September 2012 Lite Challenge : First map, BlackWater world

    This is my first post with a map, also my first own map, though prior I did 3 attempt, following cues of tutorials of the site.

    I did not do the parchment effect myself; I downloaded them to have nice textures to start with. Later i will use my own canvas and numerise them.

    The brushes, I created them; on my next post trees and mountains will show themselves

    I want to thanks
    • OldGuy, for his tutorial on coastline (though I didn't use it here);

    • Ascension, for the atlas tutorial guide (thanks also for the french version by M. H2o);

    • And RPGMapMaker's, that I found on YouTube and draw me to this very site.


    It is very plane, just a starter and not much to critiscism on but feel free to do so, don't be shy, I can take them

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    Map

    Finally, I wasn't happy with the coastline so I used the Oldman trick.

    I also submerged a part of the continent by error and I think I'm going to keep it for game purpose and also, I like the effect.

    I used a copy of the land so the color piled up; one one I kept the isle and the other not.

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    Still, thoses coastlines are not ok.

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    Love the parchment-like textures, and the colors go well together.

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    Thanks a lot!! If you like the parchment texture, I can give you the link (found it on deviant art, artist give it for free)
    ...making me think, I will have to give credit to the creator on his page also! So, I took it from Bleeding-Dragon here: http://bleeding-dragon.deviantart.com/

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    Map Latest work

    Bahhh. Have to start somewhere

    Just a draft to place things; I am thinking of creating another type of brush for the trees; I tried an aquarel style but it dosen't work very well as it can be seen on the close-up part. As for the ruins, same thing; I will have to change the aquarel style for pencil draft, precise and clean. Don't know yet how I will represent the ruins... Any ideas?

    Anyway, I will do others detailed maps of villages and cities later so I guess I must keep it simple in this one.

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    Much better. I think I'm going for the hand drawing with details for cities and villages instead of symbols or dots. I thought about it a lot and this feel the good way to do it for this project...though I don't think I'll finish up for the lite challenge.
    Anyhow, this is being a lot of fun!

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    Those drawings look really good. Might have to nag you about making those into brushes once your done.
    *Most of my Maps can be seen in full resolution on my blog*

    *I've made some of my maps into full adventures available for download at DriveThruRPG.com*

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    Thanks a lot! I did a little brush of my first village and it didn't come out well, so I did it directly on a layer on the map
    When I'll get better at it, I will do a brush set for village and cities based on population (working on that idea), and will be happy to give them.

    Posting my latest work with trees. I did this brush but have to do touch up for highlights...the brush do not superpose properly and the lighted zones are transparent...can't find a way to put it opaque. Anyone found a way?

    I'm kind of happy with the result for now

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    Upgrade with better resolution and more details.
    Even did some drop shadow.


    ### Latest WIP ###
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