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    So did TSR really produce those maps in nonphoto blue to prevent xeroxing or did they just like the color? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    So did TSR really produce those maps in nonphoto blue to prevent xeroxing [...]
    Yeah. For similar reasons, they did many runs of the official AD&D character sheets on paper with a fairly heavy orangey-browney background that was difficult to photocopy (without great care it would produce a muddy swamp of grey mess), and in some later things they used red screens for similar reasons, since red photocopies as almost-black.

    I'm just glad they grew out of their "Blue Period" in time to do awesome maps like the I6: Ravenloft plans

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    OH man I6 RULED as a map when it came out ... I LOVED that map and it was a fun (?deadly?) adventure too... but I sooo fell in love with that map... we should have a gimp tutorial on creating one of those maps!! ... probably be easier in Illustrator tho ... more than PS or GIMP ... or actually I imagine that you could knock one out in Google Draw pretty quick...

    nophoto blue... the earliest form of anti-piracy protection ... you can't hardly find any nophoto blue pencils or anthing like that anymore.. I know.. I've tried on a number of occasions in the past couple years.. I finally gave up ... just sketch with some blue colored pencils...
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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    ... probably be easier in Illustrator tho ...
    It is, yes.

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    Illustrator just takes soooo long to get used too and to learn.... you see even less tutorials about mapping with Illustrator than you do with CC3... on here that is... I was hoping to put together some when I get the time... it really does help you learn if you make a 'tutorial' about what you are doing... I've been using Xara for a week now and I already feel more comfortable using that than I do my illustrator... for making map objects....

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    I think it was Torstan who had a tut up recently and used some blue pencil sketches so that when scanned he could remove the blue lines. I thought that was such a good idea I went and bought a fine art blue pencil. I didn't know about nophoto pencils tho. Any ole blue close to the pure B in RGB would do tho right ? Will try that technique out soon to be sure.

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    yes... I've done it plenty of times... I used derwent watercolour pencil blue... spectrum blue I believe the name is... you can adjust the levels in your scan so they won't even appear... that's how i've done it in the past anyways...
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    Oh excellent as that is what I have. A number 32 I believe thanks for the info. I also bought this weird blue one too in case that didn't work so well. Solid paint pencil - never seen one before. Couldn't resist it actually, sucker that I am for small inexpensive widgety things...

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