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Postby Vace Cooper on Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:13 pm

hey Dim... are you gunna put up any more Video tutorials? I wish their was sound on that one thats on here explaining what tools he's using and stuff.
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Postby bryguy on Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:28 pm

can anybody tell me if u can do terraforming with inkscape??
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Postby pepperonibread on Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:49 pm

bryguy wrote:can anybody tell me if u can do terraforming with inkscape??


It depends on how good you are with it. Probably not, though; vector graphics programs (inkscape, adobe illustrator) usually aren't too good for that kind of stuff.
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Postby bryguy on Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:05 am

pepperonibread wrote:
bryguy wrote:can anybody tell me if u can do terraforming with inkscape??


It depends on how good you are with it. Probably not, though; vector graphics programs (inkscape, adobe illustrator) usually aren't too good for that kind of stuff.



ok thanks, and right after i posted that i was actually able to do a tiny bit of terraforming, but when i converted it to PDF form so that i could convert it to jpg form, then everything went haywire




so could anybody tell me how i could change it to jpg form without having to change it to pdf form first??
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Postby bryguy on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:48 pm

'ello again, its me (once again) and i was wondering if anybody knew any good drawing programs that are free for download and work well?
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Postby Balsiefen on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:08 pm

The Gimp is the best i've found. Its good but it won't get you finished. Short of downloading photoshop illigally theres little more you can do.
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Postby Telvannia on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:12 pm

Balsiefen wrote:The Gimp is the best i've found. Its good but it won't get you finished. Short of downloading photoshop illigally theres little more you can do.


I personally think the gimp is good enough for anyone, it is all i have ever used.
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Postby gimil on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:13 pm

Balsiefen wrote:The Gimp is the best i've found. Its good but it won't get you finished. Short of downloading photoshop illigally theres little more you can do.


you cant illegally download it, but you can ilegally install it. .

the best thing to do is instal the 30 day free trial.
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Postby bryguy on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:25 pm

gimil wrote:
Balsiefen wrote:The Gimp is the best i've found. Its good but it won't get you finished. Short of downloading photoshop illigally theres little more you can do.


you cant illegally download it, but you can ilegally install it. .

the best thing to do is instal the 30 day free trial.


ok i might look into it, cause i dont want to do anything illegally
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Postby casper on Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:34 am

Here's a cool tutorial I found on Wikipedia's Cartography page.

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Postby bryguy on Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:22 am

casper wrote:Here's a cool tutorial I found on Wikipedia's Cartography page.

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great tutorial, but i dont have photoshop :roll:
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Postby bryguy on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:19 pm

ok, i really like the mountain on AoR Might and Magic, but i cant figure out how to do it on inkscape
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Postby gimil on Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:26 pm

DiM you intend to keep this updated still?

Its jsut this place is getting a little stickie if you know what i mean :)
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Postby Lone.prophet on Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:35 pm

wow that tutorial rules
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Postby bryguy on Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:42 am

WidowMakers wrote:Here is a PSD file that shows one way to make mountains. It is basically a layered approach. Each layer is made by applying and layering small amounts of color to a layer (pick a textured brush with 25%-40% opacity and flow) then the layer has a bevel and texture applied to it via Blending options.

You can open the PSD file and turn off the layer styles. That will show you what each layer looks like and how to better make the mountains.

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http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... ntains.psd
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hey widow, could u explain so more about how to make a mountain?? cause using that file there ive been messing around for a while.... only could get the ice cap on top
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