Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to Make Fantasy Maps in Photoshop: a cartography exclusive

This post is part of a series to augment The Worldbuilder's Handbook available for free download.

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Hello, there! Thanks for your interest in my mapping techniques. My name is D.N.Frost, and I'm a fictional cartographer, fantasy author, and world-builder. I began creating digital fantasy maps for my Tales of the Known World saga, and after making over twenty maps for my first book, I started offering map commissions to fellow storytellers.

How exactly do I map a fictional world? Through tutorials on YouTube, hours of experimentation, detailed notes, and a lot of trial and error, I taught myself how to use Photoshop to create professional fantasy maps. To help you make your own publish-ready maps, please enjoy this collection of short mapping insights and step-by-step instructions.

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This is an exclusive guide to creating your own fantasy maps. The how-to provides detailed step-by-step instructions for making maps in Photoshop, and it provides some great information on how to build a realistic world. If you are a world-builder looking to create a map yourself, this exclusive download will guide you through both the concepts and the technical processes of map-making in Photoshop.

This exclusive resource also links to a number of fantasy workshops and longer blog posts, so you can delve deep into your favorite cartography tips. I'm proud to offer you these instructions on creating professional-looking maps you can be proud to share, and I hope you use this resource to enhance your fantasy world.

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    1. My pleasure, Emma! Thanks for your comment.

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    1. Thanks again, Liza! Are you working to map your world?

  3. Such a really helpful article. terribly fascinating to scan this text.I would wish to thanks for the efforts you had created for putting this on ink awe-inspiring article.

  4. Hello here too D.N. Motivated by your blog I hope to start being active in Blogger again. I'm curious about how to make maps, so I'm submitting my e-mail to the field above.

    (I do not and cannot use Photoshop because I use neither Windows nor macOS. I use Linux, but Gimp 2.10 has more or less the same features).


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