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    Question How should I trace a scanned city map?

    Hello everyone, first Post here after lurking for a while =)

    I'm currently creating/drawing a city map for an ongoing D&D campaign. I'm not the DM, but I have pretty free reign on the details since we haven't seen much of the city yet, only the general shape and major landmarks are fixed.

    I started out by drawing a map on paper, mapping out the major districts and main roads. I then scanned the sketch and am now starting to trace it in Photoshop using the Brush and Pencil tools. Now I'm wondering how much I'm going to hate myself later on for not using vectors and wanted to ask your opinion on the matter. I prefer using the brush because it feels more natural and I'm not really very used to the Pen tool in PS. However, I can see it becoming a problem for the smaller roads.

    Any advice on that matter? I attached the raw scan and my partial trace to the post.


    Thanks in advance,
    -Lukas
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