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    Map Atlaia Map - Drakken.it

    Ciao from Italy!

    I've prepared this Map in 2 steps (better 3)

    - First I've researched and captured symbols at
    http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/maps/pal/html/
    I think that is the best site to have high res symbols
    After with photoshop I've mixed all the stuff

    - the analogical process to aging the map: after print I've put sheets in a box with hot water and coffee and dried on my balcony.

    The last part is always the most funny

    I've bough some watercolor pencils to give a colour touch to trees and roads, next time maybe...

    I'm glad to read all your critics and comments!

    thanks!
    GRazie

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    Those are some great map symbols.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    And that's a great resource site.

    The first map I opened had castles done in in a very fun way... http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/maps/p...l002368921.htm

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    Wow those map symbols are great and the site has a ton of stuff to go through i will be looking at it for weeks... would you be willing to post a couple of the symbols you extracted already or direct me/us to WHICH maps (or which section the site is Huge) you focused on or found the best symbols. I love them. I have always wished i could just hand draw them on that level alas with only a mouse I cant do it. That and I want to evolve beyond Wingdings or Symbols for towns...

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    Yeah, great map and great symbols. That website is also a great find...
    Have some rep for posting your first map and of such nice quality as well
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

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    I love your method of making the paper look aged - you said that you did that after printing? Was there much trouble in preventing the lines from running?

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    oh god
    your scale
    it's turning me on

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmetal250 View Post
    oh god
    your scale
    it's turning me on
    Well gosh. I mean, I like it a lot, too, but...

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    oh! thanks!

    Ryan I think that are different way to approach aging paper

    - If you have a Laser printer you can print and after put in the coffee water
    - Ink printer could have problems because ink will vanish in contact with water, so could be a smart solution try to soak a dozen blank sheets, dry, clean coffee dirt on paper and after try to print on them!

    I think that is the better solution even with laser printer

    It's fun to prepare this things, no?

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    Thank you, Zoltar, I am thinking that I will definitely try your method upon completion of my works-in-progress. Oh, and have some rep!
    Regards,

    RK

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