Illustration Tutorials and Advice Superthread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Krall, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Krall The Divine Chorus

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    I just tried it quickly myself and it does seem like it works fine with the two shapes on different layers. So, uh, I have no idea what's going wrong.

    Any chance you could upload the SVG you're working on, CtrlAltHistory?
     
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  2. CtrlAltHistory Please, call me Control.

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    No clue how to upload an SVG. They don't show up when using the Upload a File button, and they don't have a URL, so....
     
  3. Enmergal Well-Known Member

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    For example, you could use any image hosting that supports vector graphics. This is what Google suggests me.
     
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  4. CtrlAltHistory Please, call me Control.

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    Thanks! Here is is, @Krall : http://svgshare.com/i/2XU.svg That's a direct link, I don't know if you can download it from there.
     
  5. Enmergal Well-Known Member

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    'One of the objects is not a path, cannot perform boolean operation'. Try ungrouping objects that your landmass consist of and then combine them into one path by pressing Ctrl+K or the Combine button in the Path submenu. This worked for me.

    UPD. And don't forget to put the paths in the right order—the path that is being modified must go under the second one. So you can simply select the landmass, press Ctrl+C for copying it, then select the object that is supposed to become a nation, press Ctrl+Shift+V to paste the copy landmass into the same layer with it (now it is under the copy of landmass), then select the nation one more time and finally press Ctrl+Shift+8 to intersect your paths.
     
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  6. CtrlAltHistory Please, call me Control.

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    Thanks so much! You've been a big help. :)
     
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  7. Krall The Divine Chorus

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    Ah, thanks for sorting that one out @Enmergal. :p
     
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  8. Drizzly Mary Ordinary Magician

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    Sorry,any general advice on Paint.NET?Esp. coloring state borders.
     
  9. Krall The Divine Chorus

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    I'm afraid I mostly use Paint.NET for adding some effects that aren't possible or easy in Inkscape, so I don't have any general advice for using it. If you have a specific problem or effect you're trying to achieve though I can try and figure it out for you, if you like. :)
     
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  10. Vylinius Active Member

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    This seemed the best thread to post my question, how do people create the annotations and keys for their maps that end up looking so, organized. All my attempts usually end up producing far less pretty results. Is there some kind of program I should be using besides GIMP or Microsoft Paint for the purpose?
     
  11. Krall The Divine Chorus

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    Can you point to any examples of the kind of thing you're talking about?
     
  12. Vylinius Active Member

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    The annotations and color keys used in worlda maps like those made by B_Munro or rvbomally is what I was thinking of.
     
  13. Arminius1871 Just a Bavarian

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    @Krall

    I made a new mini tutorial for topo maps (Adobe Illustrator), and I saw my other Tuts I posted some months ago aren´t in the first comment, maybe u want to update it?

    Map Tut Adobe Illustrator:



    Map Tut Photoshop:



    Topo Map TUt (Adobe Illustrator):



    Thx mate!
     
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  14. damein fisher An Actual Insane Person

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    Are Paint.net tutorials a thing?
     
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  15. O'Alexis 89 That French Guy

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    Probably...
     
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  16. damein fisher An Actual Insane Person

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    Must be migrating this time a year
     
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