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Postby MasterKujacnbsh on Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:47 pm

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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I wanted to see what this was, but I cant see this because i dont have photoshop. Could you post the layers on the thread, or are there too many? If you cant, then w/e. Ill just drop it.
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Map Uploading

Postby babinecz on Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:09 pm

how do i load a GIMP file map i just made onto a new thread?
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:36 pm

I just downoaded this "Picasa" program, and it's WORTHLESS!!! I can't figure out how to do anything, but select a picture. how do I get to a working page were I can edit my pic?

Edit: Forget Picasa, I'm going to try Inkscape
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Re: Map Uploading

Postby Herakilla on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:44 pm

babinecz wrote:how do i load a GIMP file map i just made onto a new thread?


first you have to upload it to a site like photobucket

then right click it (ctrl or apple click for macs?) and click on copy image's url

then use

Code: Select all
[img](insert the url here)[/img]


and voila!

just make sure it doesnt end with .htm or .html as those arent images....
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:19 pm

how do you paste into Inkscape?
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Postby Bad Speler on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:29 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:how do you paste into Inkscape?

If you're talking about pasting something in from outside the documet, you must first save it as an image file (png, bmp, jpg, etc.) then import it into inkscape (Ctrl + I). IF you're talking about pasting something copied inside inkscape, it's the standard Ctrl + V.
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:46 pm

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Mr_Adams wrote:how do you paste into Inkscape?

If you're talking about pasting something in from outside the documet, you must first save it as an image file (png, bmp, jpg, etc.) then import it into inkscape (Ctrl + I). IF you're talking about pasting something copied inside inkscape, it's the standard Ctrl + V.


Thank you sir. Oh, and your name reminds me of a T-shirt I saw once. It said "Bad spellers of the world UNTIE!!!"

Ok, next question. Is there a filler tool on this program? Something like MSpaint's "paint can" tool
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Postby Mr_Adams on Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:02 pm

Also, can make an old picture a new layer? Like loading a picture, and putting it in as an individual layer.

And is there a texturing tool? something to make a speckled that area to look like sand?
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Postby Mr_Adams on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:00 pm

I still can't find a filler tool, and the customer support was no help at all.
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:12 am

Is there a way to crop out an unwanted background and trasfer only the wanted area to another layer/ file/ program in paint/ Inkscape/ Image forge.
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Postby Bad Speler on Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:23 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:Also, can make an old picture a new layer? Like loading a picture, and putting it in as an individual layer.

And is there a texturing tool? something to make a speckled that area to look like sand?

Layers are possible, but theyre almost completely useless in inkscape...also there is no texturing tool.
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Theres no way to crop out a background in inkscape
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Postby bryguy on Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:11 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:I still can't find a filler tool, and the customer support was no help at all.


Ive been using inkscape (and only inkscape, cause i cant afford anything at all) and there is no filler tool





well actually, if u mean for just like filling in a whole area, then u can use the pencil and start at one point, and go around that area and get back to the starting point, and choose a color to fill that area in with
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Postby bryguy on Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:14 pm

Okay, this is a question for inkscape, cause its something ive been wanting to know FOREVER. Ok i have seen the tutorials for stuff like terraforming for some programs and i was wondering if it can be done on inkscape
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Postby Mr_Adams on Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:22 pm

bryguy wrote:
Mr_Adams wrote:I still can't find a filler tool, and the customer support was no help at all.


Ive been using inkscape (and only inkscape, cause i cant afford anything at all) and there is no filler tool





well actually, if u mean for just like filling in a whole area, then u can use the pencil and start at one point, and go around that area and get back to the starting point, and choose a color to fill that area in with


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Postby bryguy on Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:53 am

Mr_Adams wrote:
bryguy wrote:
Mr_Adams wrote:I still can't find a filler tool, and the customer support was no help at all.


Ive been using inkscape (and only inkscape, cause i cant afford anything at all) and there is no filler tool





well actually, if u mean for just like filling in a whole area, then u can use the pencil and start at one point, and go around that area and get back to the starting point, and choose a color to fill that area in with


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hmmm, never heard of it, i might check it out
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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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