Looking for more mapping articles

RalfRalf Administrator, ProFantasy 🖼️ 18 images Mapmaker
Hi folks,

We are looking for more stuff to post on the blog in our series of guest articles. It could be about mapping your homebrew campaign, adding resources to CC3+, general mapping principles - basically anything mapping related. If you are interested in writing something up, let me know your idea, and we can talk about it. Whisper to me here, or send me an email to ralf@profantasy.com. If you don't want to write something yourself, feel free to add ideas and wishes in the thread below.

Here are some examples from the blog:
Celtic Village Symbol Set (by Scott David Aniolowski)
The ProFantasy Community Atlas Project in RealmWorks (by Josh Plunkett)
Creating Onion Domes with Shaded Polygons (by Sue Daniel)


  • LoopysueLoopysue ProFantasy 🖼️ 39 images Cartographer
    Here's a few possibilities if anyone is interested:

    - Colour, colour schemes, contrast, texture and relative scale - picking and or making a set of textures that work together (that could be a long one because colour theory is fascinating!)
    - Making cloud symbols in GIMP (v2.8)
    - Making waterfalls in GIMP (v2.8)
    - Post processing the hill shading on a CC3 map in a bitmap editor (GIMP v2.8)

    (I use GIMP v2.8 rather than GIMP v2.10 because it works better, and the files can be opened in other bitmap editors, unlike those of v2.10)

    I'm a little busy right now, but I could probably do one or more of those in a month's time if anyone is interested.
    Augustina Octorilla
  • 8 months later
  • RalfRalf Administrator, ProFantasy 🖼️ 18 images Mapmaker
    We are still looking for people to contribute to the blog with short articles. Got a map to share with some notes on how you created it? Got some general ideas on mapping? The use of maps in games? We can pay a little for these articles, message me for info.
  • 7 months later
  • I could do a short article about how and why I sometimes end up drawing some rooms (outlines) first and then put them together rather than the more usual way around. I always try to do external walls first but every now and then I end putting the horse before the cart!
  • 8 months later
  • Hí. I've been asked a few times about how I create the borders I use in my maps, and I think that would be a good topic for a short article. Most of the basics are taken from a piece in Pär Lindström blog here, but I think I can adapt both that part and the finishing touches I apply (texture reliefs, separate legends, watermark...) to do it in CC3+ without Photoshop or GIMP, at least a working version of it. Would that be okay?

  • RalfRalf Administrator, ProFantasy 🖼️ 18 images Mapmaker

    That would be a great topic for an article!

    Daniel Pereda De PabloJimPOctorilla
  • Good then, I'll star working on it as soon as I finish my current map. I'll let you know how it goes, Ralf.

  • 1 month later
  • If you all are still looking for articles, I have a in CC3 technique for creating hills using shading and hue / saturation settings that I could write up.

  • RalfRalf Administrator, ProFantasy 🖼️ 18 images Mapmaker

    Definitely! Send me your draft or any questions at ralf@profantasy.com.

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