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Thread: [Award Winner] Hand drawn mtns. and other stylistic map elements for use in PS/GIMP

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    Congrats, Ironmetal! 5 compasses are much harder to get than before and you got the first on the new criterion!

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    Hahaha thanks guys

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    Advice on buildings? I think so! I just drew some flying ziggurats and science/magic hybrid cities for my Tlaocazotl map so I guess you could say I'm in the mood!

    Anyways. For these cities I just drew a single building and that was it (or in the case of the levitating ring cities the entire city is one building).

    I've attached the upload where I drew all my buildings, I'll work on some more general-use buildings later because I realize these are pretty specialized.

    But in general, use geometric, three dimensional shapes... a rectangular prism is the best, I think, for general buildings, and shade the same side/wall that you shaded your mountains on. You can draw these as big as you want to shrink them so feel free to add as many details as you can.
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    very nice, i like the shading on the mountains! i think if you incorporated a T-square/ruler combination to your process it would take your drawings to the next level.

    Then again, the hand made feeling is kind of nice.

    Thanks for the info man!

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    Thanks for the Tut ironmetal, its a big help especially to newbies like me. I hope to see more from you.
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    Praise Thank you!

    Just found this tutorial! I needed help with my mountains, and this looks like it should do the trick!

    Awesome tutorial -- thanks for putting it up!

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    With your permission I would like to post a photoshop brushes file with all your mountains from the first post. I think they are awesome and am sure many people would love to use them. If you don't want these to be public then let me know and I will take them down.

    Edit: Turned your trees into a brush preset as well.
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    Can I just thankyou, I've been searching the web for days to try and find something like this and the results garnered by just a few minutes working on your technique has improved my mountains ten fold

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    Nice mountains! They look similar to what I myself came up with (although your maps have more detail than mine)

    Very nice!

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    Thank You! Long time reader, first time poster.

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