Mapping out

I am roleplaying a story online and the world we roleplay in is pretty vague. There are some nice descriptions but we were lacking a world map. So I scrolled the forums and found that some other roleplayers in the same world had created a map with all the cannon locations.

I know about some powerful software, Dundjinni and Campaign Cartographer that can create maps for fantasy worlds with pre-loaded art. I also found a useful site for inclinations towards using traditional Paint software. The site is called the Cartographers’ Guild so opting for the latter (due to price) I got to work.

It was a mix or trial and error with creating a replicant map showing an improvised geographical land rather than a purely geometric land. Although yes, I admit, both are hardly the things you wish to wow audiences with.

I used Paint.NET as it is simple, fast and is basically a PhotoShop with the ends cut off. But the techniques for layers, and applying digital effects are the same.

The map had a lot of layers, as I was creating from somebody elses project and wished to get some of the locations in the correct place.

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About Fantasy Perception

I mixed colours at college. Scraped 125 credits on my Fine Art (Bachelor of Arts) and applied it to the Decorating and Plastering trade.
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