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    Wow, really Great. That will help me a lot, thank you.

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    You have done very well with this tutorial. I love this style and while I do things somewhat differently... you have a lot of great information here and I learned some things that I will use.

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    Thanks so much. I love your 'cartoon'-ish style. Your tutorial is great. I actually followed it in GIMP which required some translation and a little improvisation, but here's my nearly finished WIP. Taught me a lot about graphics manipulation.

    I don't have your eye for art, but this is the second map I've created, so I pretty happy with it. I hope my players are too.

    [Award Winner] Town Map Tutorial-cedarsproke.jpg

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    This may seem silly, I have got the Just Add Bison.gtx... But I cannot open it in Photoshop. Can anyone help?

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    irwallace: Don't use the .gtx, use the .jpg instead (here is the direct link: http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/packs/...dd%20Bison.jpg). The resolution isn't great but it's fine for these maps.

    Quin: That looks great. I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful and I'm also glad you managed to follow it using GIMP too. I look forward to seeing more of your maps!

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    Thanks Larb! I shall use that!

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    Just came across this tutorial and it looks great. I'm trying it out right now but it made me think... Assuming I'm actually going to want to print my maps out on large sheets of paper, what kind of resolution should I look to work with? I started my map as 1500x1500 but it is still just 72 dpi. On my document scale, it actually shows as over 50cm wide, which is larger than an A3 sheet.

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    72 dpi is a general viewing on a screen resolution.
    150 dpi is a more typical resolution for normal printing
    300 dpi is typical of high quality printing

    1200 dpi and larger are for those glossy photo / artwork type printing.

    So I would boost the 72 dpi resolution to 150 dpi and keep the 1500x1500 size as a starting point (and take this slowly since it is easy to get too big for the hardware when you start dealing with oversized sheets at 600+dpi).
    Last edited by atpollard; 05-14-2012 at 09:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atpollard View Post
    72 dpi is a general viewing on a screen resolution.
    It was, once but current desktop and laptop screens are typically around 100 dpi.

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    Kk thanks

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