Destination Unknown Cartography Skills

Posted by Labyrinthian in ,


One of the sites I make a stop at every day is Destination Unknown.  It is a really mellow and positive site that reflects its owner.  The guy who runs it, Christian, loves gaming, gardening cooking, and surfing, but somehow has gotten it into his head that he isn't much of an artist or a map maker.  

I say nay to that!

Yesterday he posted a revised map that he had made for his campaign setting and it looked pretty damn good to my eye, but he didn't seem to be happy with it.  I took the liberty of sprucing it up a bit (hopefully this doesn't piss him off!) but made no significant changes to his map.  I am posting it here since I can't seem to find an email address anywhere on his site.  

See Christian, you are in fact quite the artist!

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5 comments

Are you using a special tool or layer effect to do the shadows on the rooftops or is that just manual work?

Looks totally awesome, by the way.

June 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM

That was a really cool thing for you to do. It looks great, and I'm sure Christian will be pleased!

June 13, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Wow! Just...wow! This is so awesome and I am so terribly grateful to you and your fine efforts!

You really made my morning. :)

June 13, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Nice work! Thanks for sharing this!

June 13, 2011 at 11:43 AM

@Christian - You did all the heavy lifting, I just did the easy part! I'm really glad you like it. Keep up the great work!

@Greg - To make the shadows on the buildings use the Bevel & Emboss Layer style. Don't use smooth, hit it with chisel hard or soft. Adjust everything else to taste.

June 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM

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