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Quick free world maps using GIMP filters and Donjon fractal maps

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I will show step-by-step instructions how to use two online tools to make several kinds of maps from randomized fractal maps. The value in this book isn't the original maps, which are free. These I call plain maps.

Aioskoru map

The value is in the techniques used to turn those maps into 3d, contour, and highly detailed maps by using digital techniques in the book.

Also I show how to create a better outline map. You don't actually draw the map. You pick which one you like from a random created map. Doing so only takes a few steps - depending on what details you want - and can be done whenever you want. 

I show how to make highly detailed maps. It's pretty easy. Just a few buttons and setting adjustments to automate results which I show. It's much easier than drawing or using digital brushes although you depend on randomly made maps. Ideal chunks of 100 pixels or less clips. Even better are 3 to 20 pixel clips such as the small island.

Video sample of product made using techniques

The following video clip shows maps where most of the maps made using techniques included with this book. However, the waterflow (2nd to last map show with river) and cloud cover map (same image as cover image for this book) techniques are not shown in this book even though they are shown in the video. This video is for the Aioskoru World Atlas book which does include the waterflow maps. I added this because it does quickly show the main maps in almost a slideshow format samples of map techniques and the zooming into the map techniques, even down to a single mountain level.


 
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Brent D October 18, 2016 1:31 am UTC
Or.. you could just go to Cartographersguild.com and learn how to do something just as cool if not better for free
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