How to add large symbols to a city map

Hey there. I just got CC3+ as part of the Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to make a city from a game I'm playing in. The city has a very large mountain that it is nestled up against, and I'm trying to figure out a way to include something like that in my map. (I'm also trying to figure out a lot of other things, because CC3 is great, but complicated for a newb) Would this be better handled by making a map of the mountain and the general outline of the city as an overworld map and then drawing the city map on top of that? Or am I thinking too big for a first project?

Thanks for the help!


  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 15 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    edited December 2020

    I did a blog with an example map of a city on a small mesa, if that is any help. The assets used were all CD3 - no extra annuals or other add ons.

    I know your city is at the base of a mountain, but you could use the same technique to make that mountain, or the visible side of that mountain.

  • Hot DAMN that is gorgeous. I think I'll give that a shot. Thanks!

  • Thank you :)

    Just shout if you get into difficulties.

  • How did you draw the lines? I've dabbled a bit with Dungeon Painter Studio, but I've not played around with a software that was this...granular. Reading that you made a vector program sounds complicated, and a little terrifying.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 15 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    edited December 2020

    I used the freehand drawing tool. Freehand Sketch

    I can't remember if I had a line width setting. If you use List from the info menu you will find out if the lines have a width, and also if it was black or a dark brown that I used.

    Not sure what you mean about me making a vector program?

  • DriechelDriechel Newcomer

    Oh, the way I read it originally made it sound like you basically wrote a program to get the texture on the mountains just right. Whoops. I think I'm getting the hang of drawing the texture with the secondary layer as you described.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 15 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Oh that was probably just me not explaining things in a very logical way ;)

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