Name: [3482] RobA
Member: 104 months
Authored: 3 videos

Map Making Techniques Using GIMP [ID:262]

a series of video-tutorials by RobA

Tips and techniques for using GIMP to help in the creation of maps, mainly for fantasy cartography.

Video Tutorials

1. Simple Mountains Using GIMP

Making decent mountains on a map stumps a lot of people. This is a video demo of a technique described at the Cartographers' Guild to make shaded relief style mountains in a simple manner.

2. Polar to equirectangular map conversion with GIMP

How to converting polar maps to an equirectangular map, then putting it on a sphere with GIMP. This was created in response to a question in the Cartographers' Guild forums - This is playing back at 2x the recorded speed.

3. Tapering Rivers using Inkscape

This tutorial shows how to bring a base map from GIMP into Inkscape and then draw tapered rivers using the path effects. Lastly, it shows how to get the new rivers back into GIMP as a layer. Based on a technique I posted at the Cartographers' Guild.

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Tapering Rivers using Inkscape

Another Fine Tutorial

Thank You!

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Simple Mountains Using GIMP

Nice thank-you!

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