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    Funso - that kicks a-- ! I was just scanning this thread to look at Robs contours and came across your map. Very cool. Stick around wont ya.

    I was playing around a few days ago doing some simple contours using gaussian blur and flood fill with very tight match values. Wherever you click it places rings around any shape. I was looking into putting waves into sea shapes. It works well but not as good as this. Wasn't going to comment but for Funso's great post.
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    great work... your tutorials rock, hopefully I'll be able to implement this tutorial once I've finished with the umpteen others I need to do can't wait to try it out

    have some rep on me!

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    Thanks, del! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    (And yes, the "almost rep" still means a lot to me! Thanks!)
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    Rob if you could clarify how you used the gradient and the shaped gradient that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerprinter View Post
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    Tutorial Mini Tutorial - Using the gradient Editor in GIMP

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth_Gimp View Post
    Rob if you could clarify how you used the gradient and the shaped gradient that would be great.
    Sure.

    First get into the gradient editor:

    [Award Winner] Mosaic Tile Map in Photoshop (& GIMP)-grad1.png

    Right Click to get the menu and select Replicate Segment (and pick 2). This gives two duplicates of the original segment.

    [Award Winner] Mosaic Tile Map in Photoshop (& GIMP)-grad2.png

    Now change them so the left segment is all black and the right segment is all white. First Click on white arrow below the left side gradient to select just that segment (the bar will turn blue under the section the menu will now work with). Right Click and select "Right Endpoint Colour" and change it to black. Now select the right hand gradient portion (click the white arrow under it on the right) and change the left endpoint colour to white. You should now have a gradient made of a black bar and a white bar (I have circled the white arrow and braced the section this lets you edit by example):

    [Award Winner] Mosaic Tile Map in Photoshop (& GIMP)-grad3.png

    Now decide how many bands you want. Lets say I want 10 (which will turn out to be 20 rows of tiles when the outline is stroked). Select both segments (shift click on the white triangles of both segment) then right click Replicate section and set the slider to 10. Now you get this:

    [Award Winner] Mosaic Tile Map in Photoshop (& GIMP)-grad4.png

    To use it, just set the gradient tool to use Shaped (Angular) (and dial up the supersampling). It will fill a selection with the gradient following the
    selection shape. You will get the ful gradient (10 stripes) from the edge to the "center" of the largest space. Here is an exmaple:

    [Award Winner] Mosaic Tile Map in Photoshop (& GIMP)-grad5.png

    Now select the black (or white) with the Select by Colour Tool and perform a Edit->Stroke Selection with the tile brush!

    Like I said, this is a bit of a workaround for gimp, as I believe photoshop lets you dynamically scale gradients. Gimp does not on any of the "Shaped" gradient fills.

    Hope that helped!

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    I'm utterly enamoured with the idea of drawing a mosaic map. One of the reasons I joined this site was to try out some new things, and this is certainly one of the things I'm going to try.

    However, I'm a total tinkerer, so I'll probably ignore the tutorial about halfway through, but it looks like it'll be a perfect start to trying out a new mapping style.

    Thanks for the tutorial, it rocks! -- I'll post whatever I come up with later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hapimeses View Post
    I'm utterly enamoured with the idea of drawing a mosaic map. One of the reasons I joined this site was to try out some new things, and this is certainly one of the things I'm going to try.

    However, I'm a total tinkerer, so I'll probably ignore the tutorial about halfway through, but it looks like it'll be a perfect start to trying out a new mapping style.

    Thanks for the tutorial, it rocks! -- I'll post whatever I come up with later.

    Thank you for the compliment, Andy, and I'm pleased you found this idea interesting enough to someday try. Like you, I'm an incessant tinkerer too, so I know what you mean about using tutorials as only guides; please let me know if your play leads you to new techniques or improved methods, too.

    Take care, & I look forward to your shot at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrandon View Post
    Thank you for the compliment, Andy, and I'm pleased you found this idea interesting enough to someday try. Like you, I'm an incessant tinkerer too, so I know what you mean about using tutorials as only guides; please let me know if your play leads you to new techniques or improved methods, too.

    Take care, & I look forward to your shot at this.
    Well, it's been a fun draw. I'm pretty much finished (I'd been tinkering for a wee while when I made my last post). I started by following your tutorial pretty closely, but found I wanted a little more freedom, so started to freehand everything rather than use the suggested brush options. What I've ended up with looks pretty similar to yours, so perhaps I'd've been best sticking with your brush all the way to the end.

    I'll post the map after I've tinkered a bit longer. I'm pretty pleased with the end result, and it'll join the rest of my roleplaying group's Warhammer maps (I did a map of Tilea, for anyone that knows WFRP).

    Anyway, I'll be back soonish.


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