[Award Winner] Making maps in Photoshop
I discovered this forum a week or so ago. A great place! I've been doing some tutorials, originally inspired by fellow creative writers over at the Chronicles Network as we were talking about Map making there on a map creation thread and this map thread.
Since being here at CG it's pretty clear how little I know! Wilbur was a brilliant find and I'm looking forward to going through the other tutorials here and checking out various software.
So without further a-do, here are the tutorials...
Turning your hand drawn sketch into a detailed alpha map
A Basic Alpha Map
Aged, Parchment with a creation method for mountain ranges, trees and trails.
One of many options to colour your map
4 ways to give your map a relief using height maps - using Wilbur for one of them.
EDIT - the above are downloadable PDF documents. You can get a reader here
EDIT - Until further notice, this thread is the place to download them from, they no longer on my web site ,as it was more to showcase my portfolio to get a job, I just havent had time to provide a space for them. You can always contact me should they break here or something. If I dont get back within a week, then send another - you're email's probably got lost in my junk mail, I'll always respond to fellow creators if I spot ya :)
please note: my website is now is now located @ jez-elf.com (NOT jezelf.co.uk as stated on the tutorials - you'll get a dead link)...I've gone global :)
Thanks for your interest in them!