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    Post Howdy

    Just a quick hello to all.

    I found this forum trying to figure out how to best create a map I am making for a book I am writing.

    I made the basic outline in MS Paint, and then installed GIMP to further tweak it.

    After 4-5 hours and a few failed tutorial attempts I am officially "overloaded" and need to step away from it all.

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    Hello. I'm new to this whole ordeal as well. I did have a few hiccups when I started, getting frustrated if it didn't turn out exactly like the tutorial pics. As long as it wasn't total off, I kind of just keep plugging to get more experience with the process. I also save different files at different stages so if I do something that I absolutely can't fix, I go back to a different save.

    Keep chugging at it.

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    Guild Artisan Hoel's Avatar
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    Skövde, Sweden


    Welcome aboard. I hope you'll keep trying.
    Post all you've got and we'll sure help you out!

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    Community Leader Facebook Connected Steel General's Avatar
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    Ft. Wayne, IN


    Welcome Aboard!

    As a former member of the 'Frustration Club' don't worry about it. Just keep working (even if you have to do the same steps several times), once you finally get the hang of it you'll be pleased that you took the time.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    Community Leader NeonKnight's Avatar
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    Surrey, Canada, EH!


    Welcome to the Guild!
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    Never use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice!

    Any questions on CC3? Post them with CC3 in the Subject Line!
    MY 'FAMOUS' CC3 MAPS: Thunderspire; Pyramid of Shadows; King of the Trollhaunt Warrens; Demon Queen's Enclave

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    Community Leader RobA's Avatar
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    Toronto, Canada



    If you really get desperate, post a request in the map-making request forum.

    I'll throw out another suggestion... post a request for a mentor (preferably with a style you like and with the same tools you have) and set up a co-op mapping exercise to help you build your abilities up.

    -Rob A>

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    Community Leader Facebook Connected Ascension's Avatar
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    Welcome Lute. Great idea there Rob.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)

    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

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    Welcome to the Guild, Lute! As said previously, keep plugging away at it. Improvement tends to come in bursts after long periods of (apparently) no difference.

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