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This is a tutorial for making maps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me here or send me a PM. The finished product will be uploaded separately.
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ToixStory Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried this tutorial, but it went agonizingly slowly. Like, it was 4 hours to trace a relatively small map using the pen tool. Is there some secret to it that I don't know about? I kept it very close to the pixels on the map, do you recommend something different?
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f1nalstand Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
On Step 2, how do you use the blending options only for the traced regions? It only lets me use the blend options for the entire layer, thus making the border of the map my desired effect.
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Waffle-Republic Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got Ai and Ps today and I wanted to ask you if its possible to make a maps like this without Ps because I feel that I'm stuck with vector graphic softwares.
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MichelleVarga Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Great tutorial!Epic La 
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
What you could do is trace it with the pen tool, right click when it is done, click on "make selection" and that will give you a selection of the area you just traced. Another option is to use the polygonal lasso too, thought I have personally not had much luck with it.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
For the first question, I use the pen tool to trace and then right click and click "fill path".

Not sure what you mean in your second question. Can you elaborate?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Regular pen tool. If you zoom in you don't need to bend the anchor points because they will be so small anyway. After you've finished one path, right click and click "fill path" and then "delete path" to get it on a normal layer.
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I will use this tutorial for one of my maps.
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ImEdWunclerIII Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Which tool/pen exactly do I use for tracing?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
It's simply called "pen tool".
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
All these image editing programs seem so complicated to me. I just think I'll continue using MS Paint.
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Heptahedroid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Excellent tutorial! I am very comfortable in Illustrator, but not so much Photoshop. This should help me get out there some more. Just one question: is the pencil tracing with lasso? I have always just used the Pen tool and regarded the Pencil something relegated to rough sketching.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
The pencil sketching is done with the pencil tool, not the lasso. That is, if you are referring to the sketching of national borders?
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Landsknecht1904 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Question: with what tool do you sketch the nation borders and with what tool do you cut them out?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Pencil tool for the first question, pen tool or polygonal lasso tool for the second.
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Mangafreak4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Could you tell me where you got the maps?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
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Mangafreak4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Never mind, I found it.
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Mangafreak4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Was there an exact year on the ethnic map?
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Can you use PhotoScape?
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Nikdo-92 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
this is awesome!! :)
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I always wanted to try a map so now I can :D
I majorly use inkscape. Do you think it's relateable?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I honestly have no idea, sorry. But they should have the same basic abilities and such, hopefully you'll get around with it :)
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I did :D [link] thanks ;)
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Nice :)
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because of this tutorial i got photoshop lol. thanks! :)
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Barwickian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Nice job explaining the photoshop techniques.
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ScotlandTom Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really excellent tutorial! I may very well take some inspiration from this tutorial in the future. Thanks!
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BanOr Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WTF!!!
Where is Greece?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
South of the map
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Wonderful tutorial, thank you very much for sharing!
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
No problem, I hope it will help a lot of people!
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Sevgart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Great! Very good job.
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Op never mind found it.
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What programme are you using? Would the same work in GIMP?
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Never mind, it's all in the text. Nice tute.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I used Photoshop and Illustrator. I have no experience with any other programmes so unfortunately I have no idea how to work in them, sorry.
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