Hello, I my name is Paul, I joined to gather up useful intel that might be of use to me for my modding, I am familiarized (and experienced) with Gimp, I could read tutorials in up to 5 different languages (namely, russian, german, spanish, english and french) and I like painting maps in my little free time that I have as a break between afterschool activities and sports, I like reading fantasy books (especially those specific to only some countries, Laura Gallego for example, she´s spanish and as far as I am concerned she hasn´t had her books translated yet) and I like writing aswell, when I dispose of more time I often do research for some hardcore modding sessions (especially for Oblivion, god bless Bethesda for having made such a beauty) and for hardcore I mean starting a large project and getting friends involved, as for now I have not released a single mod, but I own a large compendium and I share it with my friends, we expect to start really hitting it when The elder scrolls V come out, then we have expected to keep track of the modding progress from the beginning and possibly start creating a whole new province (wich ofcourse is to be planned yet)
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Welcome, it is awesome you know so many languages.
Wow, wish I knew that many languages! Welcome to the Guild Paul, we're glad to have you on board. Since you are using GIMP, there are two GIMP regional map-making tutorials that I feel are "must-reading": RobA's and Gidde's GIMP adaptation of Ascension's Atlas style. Here are the links:
I would also encourage you to check out the wonderful assortment of scripts and plug-ins that RobA has assembled for GIMP, they are simply essentials to map-making in Gimp. You'll have to do a search for them, but here are just a few: "Fractalize Path," "Smooth Path" and "Tapered Stroke Path" (or alternatively "Stroke Path with Taper"). Anyway look forward to your first WIP post.
Welcome to the Guild!
Thank you very much everyone, especially big thanks to arsheesh for sharing those wonderful tutorials with me, I hope I can soon show you all my WIP map, I got the basic layout for the main playable region, but I still have to do the whole continent, and even other neighbouring continents, I am considering on getting myself some profantasy software, that ofcourse I plan getting on my own budget during holidays (horay for that, i´m 16 soon, that means I can earn slightly bigger money and without being ripped off)