Page 56 of 62 FirstFirst ... 6465455565758 ... LastLast
Results 551 to 560 of 613
Like Tree24Likes

Thread: [Award Winner] Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map

  1. #551
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PHL
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I'd rather rate it 10 out of 5 due to an exaggeration of your great tutorial! It really helps me a lot especially to beginners like me! :-D

  2. #552
      m8adam is offline
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Hey RobA,

    This is a great tutorial and I love how my map is turning out. I had a question about the "sea shore" layer though. By using the displacement map, then inverting the signs on the displacement and repeating, don't you just move the "sea shore" out from under your land layer and then back underneath it? I can't quite figure this out, because it's not making any noticeable difference on my image.

    Thanks,
    Adam

  3. #553
      Arkaalis is offline
    Guild Novice
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5

    Default

    This is a great tutorial. I will name my children after it.

  4. #554
      Squiggoth is offline
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1

    Default

    This is an awesome tutorial. There is one problem I have sort of early on -- which is my "Land Mask" is waaaay too blobby and unrefines, so my further sea shapes and coastline shapes are blobby and unrealistic. How can I do the Wand tool in your steps to make a more accurate selection? The steps before have me blur so i'm not even sure thats possible! HALP!

  5. #555
      RobA is offline
    Administrator RobA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Niagara, Canada
    Posts
    5,556

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by m8adam View Post
    Hey RobA,

    This is a great tutorial and I love how my map is turning out. I had a question about the "sea shore" layer though. By using the displacement map, then inverting the signs on the displacement and repeating, don't you just move the "sea shore" out from under your land layer and then back underneath it? I can't quite figure this out, because it's not making any noticeable difference on my image.

    Thanks,
    Adam
    The displacement uses the values "under" the pixel to calculate the displacement. it would only have no effect if your displacement map was all one colour or had value changes less than the displacement amount. You may need mor variation in your displacement map, or a larger displacement.

    -Rob A>

  6. #556
      RobA is offline
    Administrator RobA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Niagara, Canada
    Posts
    5,556

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggoth View Post
    This is an awesome tutorial. There is one problem I have sort of early on -- which is my "Land Mask" is waaaay too blobby and unrefines, so my further sea shapes and coastline shapes are blobby and unrealistic. How can I do the Wand tool in your steps to make a more accurate selection? The steps before have me blur so i'm not even sure thats possible! HALP!
    It is hard to say without seeing your image. The typical issue is that you already had detail, and by blurring it out you've lost it. The second is that the blur isn't large enough for the Three-Layer-Sandwich technique to work - it only "creates" detail in the transition area, so if your blur is too small there is no area to work in.... There are a couple alternative techniques posted in the tutorial forums, OldGuy's works particularly well... http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9056

    -Rob A>

  7. #557
    Guild Applicant Facebook Connected
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Hi I get to this point and all I see is the mountians.. I am not sure why I can't see the rest of the map.[Award Winner] Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map-capture.jpg

    I don't suppose you would know what I am missing?

  8. #558
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Brazil - RJ
    Posts
    1

    Default

    This is an awesome tutorial.

    Following this tutorial, and others to make montains and trees, i got this map.
    [Award Winner] Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map-new_world.jpg

    What is the bets image format to save the map? PNG, JPG or other?

  9. #559
      Korash is offline
    Community Leader Korash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,309

    Default

    I believe that .png is the best format for uploading images on this site. I might be wrong and am expecting a CL or Admin to smack me upside the head by way of correcting me. I think the PNG files are easily recognizable by most viewing progs, and editors.

    callebe.gomes, I gave you some rep for putting a map in your first post.

    Welcome to the Guild, the Mappiest Place on the Web.
    Art Critic = Someone with the Eye of an Artist, Words of a Bard, and the Talent of a Rock.

    Please take my critiques as someone who Wishes he had the Talent

  10. #560
    Guild Apprentice Gracious Donor
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Franken (Germany)
    Posts
    44

    Default

    First: Thanks a lot for the tutorial, RobA. It was some work, those forests made me mad... they just didn't want do get a nice colour. It always turned out way too green, but i think i got that now. But i should have used another texture also. And i'm not yet satisfied with the way my swampland turned out. The "rivers" in it are too visible.
    Maybe i'll try and rework it somewhen...

    [Award Winner] Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map-versuch1.png

Page 56 of 62 FirstFirst ... 6465455565758 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •