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    Hello - I'm writing a fantasy story and I feel to really get into it I need a decent map of the world I want. Anyone know of any free programs I can use to make good looking (kinda archaic/rustic style) maps? any help would be really appreciated thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistybundle View Post
    Hello - I'm writing a fantasy story and I feel to really get into it I need a decent map of the world I want. Anyone know of any free programs I can use to make good looking (kinda archaic/rustic style) maps? any help would be really appreciated thanks!
    I know the perfect program to make what you want, it's called Real Life. Not many people know if it, but you can accomplish pretty much any kind of project using it. There's lots of customization tools available too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocaRUFF View Post
    I know the perfect program to make what you want, it's called Real Life. Not many people know if it, but you can accomplish pretty much any kind of project using it. There's lots of customization tools available too.
    I know what you mean + understand the sarcasm but I would like the map to look decent, not a pile of novice wobbly junk.


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    When I played RPG 10+ years ago I used the WarCraft 2 map maker.
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    Excellent tools right here.

    http://www.profantasy.com/

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    Looks good lipe - only thing is im looking for a flat kind of fantasy map like the ones you get at the front of a book.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tir McDohl View Post
    Excellent tools right here.

    http://www.profantasy.com/
    They cost, fractal terrains doesn't but thats a bit too realistic looking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistybundle View Post
    They cost, fractal terrains doesn't but thats a bit too realistic looking.
    Say no more
    *hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge*
    Say no more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tir McDohl View Post
    Say no more
    *hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge*
    Say no more
    Huh lol? I want something a bit rustic/archaic looking not realistic global maps


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistybundle View Post
    Huh lol? I want something a bit rustic/archaic looking not realistic global maps
    Please don't say your that thick..

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    Pencil and paper is the best way to do it. Throw it in Photoshop to step it up, but I'd suggest just using pencil and paper for now.

    Just draw a real basic-looking sketch and add onto it slowly. When you're done, throw it in Photoshop and make it shine.

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    Okay, I'll have a look.

    I dont have photoshop ^^
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    Don't stop your writing to create a nice looking map, that's wholly secondary. If you need a map to better locate your mind when writing, something scribbled on a napkin will do.

    BUT you can search for gimp and/or photoshop brushes to do the work:
    http://free-brushes.com/2009/02/06/o...p_brushes.html
    http://getbrushes.com/signs-symbols-...ap-brushes.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by lipe[cpc] View Post
    Don't stop your writing to create a nice looking map, that's wholly secondary. If you need a map to better locate your mind when writing, something scribbled on a napkin will do.

    BUT you can search for gimp and/or photoshop brushes to do the work:
    http://free-brushes.com/2009/02/06/o...p_brushes.html
    http://getbrushes.com/signs-symbols-...ap-brushes.php
    I disagree. Many authors write their whole background and geography before they start writing their story. It allows for a more believable and realistic setting.

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    I find I need to look at a map to be able to set out the races, the history and everything. Same with school - I find it easier to learn about things I can picture in my head.


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