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Map tutorial by Hellstern Map tutorial by Hellstern
So guys - i made a quick but useful (i hope) tutorial of a map creation. It's all stuff i used in my Windhall map. [link]
Sorry for any mistakes - english is not my native language.

IMPORTANT: please don't ask for this brushset - it's a commercial project and you need to understand that it will be wrong to share these brushes.
So don't be lazy - make your own set - and this will be your unique drawing, not a template rip-off.
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:icongorbigan:
Gorbigan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Great tutorial - just starting out doing this stuff for YA fantasy series - so thanks!
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:icontruekotah:
TrueKotah Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I may have to look over this when I get to the point of finishing one of my maps.
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:icondimofamo:
Dimofamo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Nvm, already found the solution in ~fskn comment :D ty both
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Dimofamo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Very nice! Thank you for this dummy-proof tutorial :)

May I ask how do you manage tree brush overlapping? It seems to me brushes are monochromatic, so if you overlap the tree tops of a group to another group's trunks, these will be visible. Do you clean any single overlapping by hand?

ty in advance
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:iconcaptive411:
captive411 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Awesome! Thanks for making this!
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:iconkimhoyer:
Kimhoyer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is very usefull to me, so thank you for making it.
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:iconkronnick:
KronnicK Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
great tutorial, I'll have to try this out!
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:iconalkanthot:
Alkanthot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
very useful :D
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:iconktry246:
Ktry246 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the tutor, it will be good reference fro me when i make my own manga =). it's really useful
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:iconanerolsevla:
anerolsevla Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful. Thanks!
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:iconnico-gl:
Nico-GL Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Artist
Can you send the Brushes??
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:iconnico-gl:
Nico-GL Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Artist
Need the brushes :P
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:iconpuscifer91:
Puscifer91 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
any chance to put up those sweet brushes...forest and towns, villages etc...?
i think alot of us here would be grateful :)
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:icongreensprite:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU FOREVER. No really, this is amazingly useful. Thank you SO MUCH.
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:iconfenrir-24:
Fenrir-24 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Wow, and here i've been thinking about making a map for my own world project and i just randomly find this:)
Thanks for the help in advance, i'll be sure to credit you when i finally start get riffing at it=P
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks pretty helpful.
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:iconcellolott:
cellolott Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
ha! I love maps, nice work! I'll try out some of your tricks. Check out this, if you please: [link]
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:iconnightlord77:
NightLord77 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
WOW nice tutorial!
Ok don't share this commercial brushset, but if it is commercial, where I can buy it?
Can you tell me please?
Thank you, bye!
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:iconlukc:
Lukc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial. :)
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:iconisolitude:
ISolitude Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This was very helpful, thank you! Your map turned out very great. =D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
эх, а я раньше карандашом вручную леса рисовал, вот дурак... :D
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:iconredisoj:
redisoj Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Пожалуйстааааа.... ну русском поделитесь ((( чувствую, что информация то полезная (((
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ну там суть в том, чтобы сделать свои кисточки через edit->define brush pattern в виде деревьев и домиков и ими потом рисовать
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redisoj Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ага, спасибо. Но у меня вопрос есть. Можно ли создавать кисть не контурную? К примеру, когда нарисовал дерево, и преоброзовал его в кисть, то рисует контур лерева, а внутренности не закрашиваються, иполучается наложение деревьев - каша одним словом ( можно ли этого как-то избежать? надеюсь, что вы меня поняли.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
а-а... мой затуп. там кистями только домики сделаны, потому что они не накладываются. а деревья просто копируются. главное чтобы тот кусочек леса, который копируете был полностью закрашен.
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fskn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Very good ideas.

On the tree cluster, I thought of something a little different (I guess):
Draw a bunch of trees on a layer, then make a second layer under that one and paint the background on the trees. Then merge both, and use that to duplicate the trees with the stamp tool!
This way you don't have to worry about transparency.

(which I guess you have... I didn't actually get exactly what's your method.)
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:icondimofamo:
Dimofamo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
OMG! Genius! Lifesaver! <3
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Ape-vice-versa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Оооо! Круто ) Изящное решение
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:iconrathahin:
rathahin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Great! I love it
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:icontilt-dk:
tilt-dk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
well done :)
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:iconezoix:
Ezoix Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very helpful!!! In all honesty, because it was so short I didn't think it would be that helpful. But, it really was! Thank you so much!
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:iconcapnflynn:
CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Very useful and full of good ideas! Thank you!
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Lol NICE!
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:icondhaundre:
Dhaundre Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Great, girl! This is an amazing contribution. I'm working on a map (a world to say the least) since 2009. I'll let you know when I finish, I think you'll enjoy it. Keep on the great work!
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:iconironnoodle:
IronNoodle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Cool tutorial thanks for sharing :D
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:iconmarvelleftw:
marvelleftw Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks for sharing man! :thumbsup:
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MechaFISHMechanics Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Fantastic! Thank you!
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joejoeyjoy4 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Writer
Funny that I see this the very day after I finish my own map XD Well, it may be useful in the future.
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:iconmasterklep:
masterklep Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice tutorial! *))
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:iconhellstern:
Hellstern Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
thank you!
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Sahdirah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing, that's very generous. :)
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:iconamalath:
amalath Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing, this is very helpful.
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Comrade-Ogilvi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Cool, thanks for the hints!
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:iconjnetrocks:
JNetRocks Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
This is so cool, definitely going to update my map with some similar techniques. I was having a hard time figuring out how to make trees especially all over the map - making a brush for them (and buildings, etc) should make it much cleaner and visually interesting.

Thanks so much for takingt he time to make this!
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DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
This is an excellent tutorial, I think if I ever make custom brushes it will be for something like this.
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:iconraistlincoltaine:
RaistlinColtaine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Refreshing idea and excellent work! Well done.
What about mountains? I think a second part is a must:)
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:iconhellstern:
Hellstern Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Actually it's the same way i did trees and buildings - but you can allways draw them separately as a unique object (like a mountain chain)
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:iconepantiras:
Epantiras Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting! :thumbsup:
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:iconsilme-mor:
Silme-Mor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   General Artist
I didn't think I'd see a tutorial so fast! Awesome, and thank you!
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:iconhellstern:
Hellstern Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
you're welcome!
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