Mixing Mike Schley isometric city + Mike Schley Overland symbols
1 - I was asked to explain how I use Mike Schley Citys and Overland at the same time and what my workflow is. For the small village tutorial, I resorted to the help of Watabou map generator: I go to the village generator and click generate new city until the idea suits my needs-desires. I download the image and open the CC3 program
2 - I choose the isometric city to work as a base - I prefer it because it's easier to make the roads.
3 - As the image is square, I selected an equal measure of height and width. in this case (I'm working with metric) I put 100 x 100. I am asked if scale is important and the answer is yes. however this would be a descriptive map, or that I can adjust the scale "to my pleasure" at the end of the drawing, no matter if the measurements are real or not.
4 - I usually prefer to work with gray 10 because I can print any color I want on the "canvas".
5 - the screen is ready, we need to import the base image.
6 - You must create a new sheet and call it TRACE
7 - Add transparency effect. I like to work between 20 and 50% maximum. 50% when I need to see more of the base design, and 20 to 30% when I need to have more emphasis on the CC3 icons that I add to the draw.
8 - Inserting the trace draw. Draw > insert file
9 - import the photo from where you download it. place on the canvas so that one square overlaps the other.
10 - With the transparency effect active, we can start the next phase. import icons