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Postby gimil on Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:04 am

misterman10 wrote:Can someone tell me how to actually download gimp?


http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ :wink:
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Postby misterman10 on Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:06 am

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misterman10 wrote:Can someone tell me how to actually download gimp?


http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ :wink:


which link from that page do I actually use though?
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Postby DiM on Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:13 am

misterman10 wrote:Can someone tell me how to actually download gimp?


try here: http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

you need to download The GIMP for Windows (version 2.2.17) and also GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment (version 2.10.13, for Windows 2000 and newer)
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Postby misterman10 on Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:21 pm

When opening the program GIMP i got the following message:

All image and undo data which doesn’t fit into the tile cache will be written to a swap file. This file should be located on a local filesystem with enough free space (several hundred MB). On a Unix system, you may want to use the system-wide-temp-dir (“/tmp” or “/var/tmp”).

I then got a chance to choose what folder to do this to, what folder should I choose as I have tried opening this program several times and it always freezes
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Postby DiM on Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:21 pm

do you have several partitions on your HDD?? then make a folder named Gimp Swap on a partition with plenty of free space. when gimp asks you what folder to use point it to the folder you just created. i never used gimp but i think that's how you should do it.

telvannia uses gimp. give him a pm to be sure.
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Postby misterman10 on Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:43 pm

thanks for all your help DiM, anyways, I cant get GIMP to work so I decided to use inkscape
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Postby KEYOGI on Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:45 pm

I've promoted this thread to Sticky status to try and encourage people to use the thread properly. There's been an increase in off-topic discussion in map development threads lately, discussion that is perhaps more appropriate for this thread.

So please, if you have questions on how best to make a river, some mountains, a forest or anything else for that matter, ask for some advice here. Any other threads or posts of this nature will start to be merged here from now on.

Should this thread grow in popularity and prove to be a useful tool, we may add a new sub-forum for such discussion in the future.
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:28 am

Keyogi...can I say...not before time. This will become a valuable asset. :)
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Postby gimil on Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:26 am

can anyone help with a tutorial on bump mapping in photoshop.

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Postby Telvannia on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:19 am

gimil wrote:can anyone help with a tutorial on bump mapping in photoshop.

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you cant bumpmap with photoshop according to DiM.

He had to get me to bumpmap, with gimp, this might be a gimp only feature.
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Postby DiM on Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:20 am

yep i did not find any bumpmap in photoshop cs3. maybe in other versions but i doubt it. perhaps it requires a custom plug-in or filter.
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Postby misterman10 on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:37 pm

i was wondering, how do you crop an image on inkscape
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Postby Bad Speler on Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:00 am

misterman10 wrote:I was wondering, how do you crop an image on inkscape

I have worked on Inkscape for my maps and have yet to find a way to easily crop an image on Inkscape. What I did was crop the image manually in paint (photoshop would be better, but I did not have it at the time), and imported (Ctrl+I) it back into Inkscape as a raster graphic.

QUESTION: I have switched to Adobe Illustrator. It's much better then Inkscape, but there were a few features in Inkscape that I assume is also in Illustrator but I cannot find them. Once I create, for example a rectangle, and i want to adjust its size to the exact pixel, how would i do that? Also, if i want to specify, again to the exact pixel, where the rectangle should be positioned, how would i do that?
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Postby KEYOGI on Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:20 am

I'm not sure what version of Illustrator you're using Bad Speler, but in the CS3 trial I have you can adjust both those things in the boxes that show up in the top toolbar when the rectangle is selected.
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Postby Bad Speler on Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:06 pm

thanks, I'm not sure how I missed that. Anyways, one more question. How can i apply my own textures to my artwork in Illustrator?

(edit) One more question, this time about XML. I want to have a certain territory in an upcoming map to receive a negative 1 territory bonus. What would happen if the amount of armies were down to 1? Also, what would happen if there was a neutral army on that territory?
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