Tips and Tricks

Welcome to all those who've recently found their way to my corner of Google+. I post material related to maps of real and imaginary worlds, and also tips on how to create them yourself. The tips took an extended hiatus earlier in the year (you can probably guess why) but here's a compilation of some of those tips:

Using a phone to 'scan' a line art map: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/9X5ufSfeKwp
Drawing forests: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/RjwNqjW8o4f
How to draw grassland: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/3FjLZHX5eK2
Explaining blend modes: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/VWD2Gb6m2g4
Picking a background texture: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/Ui61uFPuWvm
Drawing isometric cliffs: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/YPNETyRpB31
Drawing Cliffs: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/TGTbqgVsMr2
Drawing Mountains: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/8VC3PSrYuFQ
Drawing an isometric dungeon map: https://plus.google.com/100445521601957994193/posts/djqrLxSDbTH
Colouring an isometric dungeon map: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/7jHAVkNATBF
Creating a grungy brush: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/gwxwfW6zYgM
Drawing trees: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/eMEH3j8SHag
Colouring Trees: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/31b5wmLa4nU
Designing a castle gatehouse: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/ChaWuHaoKFU
How to resize published maps for vtt use: https://plus.google.com/100445521601957994193/posts/PzzZtgfKQBQ
Turning any map into an aged paper handout: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100445521601957994193/100445521601957994193/posts/J85CzcGUmzz
Top down mountain design: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/4Y9r4WjibFx
Simple icon design: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/Api2H3bPx2h
City layout: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/76TWAharfTw
Hills: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/MSPe8UGp8mA
Using line art to convey information: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100445521601957994193/posts/Ap9NUJzq9vS

This isn't entirely comprehensive as G+ seems to not be the best place for archiving posts, but the full set can be found over here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16819-%5Baward-winner%5D-assorted-tips-tricks.html

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