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    Post [Award Winner] Create a non-destructive editable map in Photoshop

    Well here it is. This is the general approach I used to create the Steel Remains map.

    I'm afraid that until Gimp supports layer styles, this tutorial will be not be portable to Gimp users.

    All C&Cs appreciated, I can edit the tutorial. Please use this tutorial to create your own styles of mapping...I'm really looking forward to see what you come up with!!

    All the best

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    Very interesting - in the brief look I just gave it! Thank you for sharing.

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    I just happen to be starting a new map now.. let's see if I can't apply this.


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    Nicely done. 5 stars!
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    I'll give this a whirl as soon as I have a bit of time.
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    Thanks, I have that in mind when starting a new map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Great! Can't wait to see the results!
    I'm actually trying to use this for a city map, though I'm having some issues making buildings and such that look good with it.

    Since I already had the outline done, I used this tutorial on the Witchlight Strand last night. I don't think it turned out too badly, but it still needs tons of work.


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    I've used non-destructive editing for all my maps in the past year. It's how Brigand I created the Gaia map for the Heaven's Gate campaign. We can very easily go back and alter anything as needed and it will continue to match the overall theme.

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