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    Mar 2013

    Default Greetings


    I've been putting together a new campaign, and decided that I needed to start mapping it. Searching the internet for advice with mapping in Photoshop led me to a few interesting tutorials here, which I used as a jumping off point for mapping the section of the world I'm interested in.

    Names have not yet been decided upon, nor is the map complete, but you can see the progression below - as I learn, details are firming up and coming out.

    This is an area in the southern hemisphere of its world. To the north, beyond the mountain range, lies a great empire. A small kingdom with great naval power (both trade and military) lies on a small, mountainous peninsula to the west. To the east are the unclaimed lands - ripe for settlement, potentially wealthy, with the potential for a lucrative overland trade route.

    I've only used Photoshop CS6 for this. I'm using a layered, non-destructive format, applying textures and other layer effects to build on the basic shapes.
    The actual file is working at 300ppi - the small versions below are a 35% scaling of where the final file will be.

    To be added:
    Non-ocean water features (rivers, lakes)
    Island features
    Cities, Towns, Roads
    Compass Rose.

    At the moment, the working scale is that 1 hex is about 20 miles. I'll break it down to actual measurements a bit later, as the hex grid is temporary.

    Hope ya'll like what there is so far...
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