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    Post A few map symbols I made

    I recently remembered all those very cool looking Final Fantasy videogame symbols you saw of the cities and towers/dungeons on the world map. Those 16 bit works of art.. So I attempted some sophisticated mapping symbols. These are the 1.0 versions. Oh and a mountain texture I've been working on (photoshop technique thanks to zombienirvana) . Comments?

    What I did with the town/village symbols in PS is do a new fill layer and pick pattern. Scale it to fit your map and then do a layer mask. Invert the colors (ctrl-I) and then paint in what you want with or white I cant remember which. Very neat looking. Oh and make sure to hit that multiply blending mode on the layer mask.
    (look at me using all that fancy Photoshop lingo!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Does the mountain texture tile?
    I have not tried it yet, but a eyeball on it seems to indicate that it does tile.

    My Finished Maps
    Works in Progress(or abandoned tests)
    My Tutorials:
    Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
    How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP/PS using the Smudge tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Does the mountain texture tile?
    Yes, rav but you have to work it a little. It's not as seemless as I would like it to be. Also for some reason any time I add it on a map they mountains are somewhat grey.

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    Lol never mind I got so excited by the pretty picture that I missed your post words. Sorry bout that, but still they rock and It gives me a great idea so I think if I can figure this out (being a newby and all) I shall add to your rep
    Last edited by Rovingjack; 10-19-2008 at 08:24 PM.

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    Very cool. I'm inspired to create some of my own now.

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