22 Great Map Resources and Tutorials

22 Great Map Resources and Tutorials

If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your maps then here are 22 great map resources that I’ve collected from around the web. Many of them appear in the World Builders Guild resource folder on DeviantART.

Brushes & Icon Sets

Custom map shapes http://hassified.deviantart.com/art/Map-Pack-395819097

Mountains & Tree brushes http://eowyn-saule.deviantart.com/art/Mountain-and-Tree-brushes-264088481

Land Brushes http://bonvanello.deviantart.com/art/Land-Brushes-307837333

Castle Guard Bronzed-Aged Statues http://neyjour.deviantart.com/art/RPG-Map-Element-Mods-02-330913374

Tree Brushes http://katikut.deviantart.com/art/Tree-Brushes-Tutorial-and-Downloadable-Brushes-383104968

5 Stellar Nebulae Backgrounds http://ranarh.deviantart.com/art/5-Stellar-nebulae-backgrounds-336364321

Blank World Map Template. http://elizawyatt.deviantart.com/art/Blank-World-Map-Robinson-Projection-329374099

Map icons collection: over 700 free map icons http://mapicons.nicolasmollet.com/

Tolkein Map pack http://calthyechild.deviantart.com/art/Tolkien-Map-Brushes-image-pack-142620927

More Mountains Brush Set http://calthyechild.deviantart.com/art/I-Want-More-Mountains-brushes-138817735

Drawing Icons

City Icon http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/fantasy-map-step-by-step-city-icon-301943695

Castle Icon http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/Fantasy-Map-Tutorial-Castle-Symbol-300163097

Drawing Crystals http://azot-2013.deviantart.com/art/Crystal-tutorial-315572822

Forest & Trees http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/Trees-on-Maps-Reference-291587839

Compass Rose Tutorial  http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/Fantasy-Map-Tutorial-Compass-Rose-278551361

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Drawing Maps

The Author’s Guide to Drawing Maps http://worldbuildingschool.com/the-authors-guide-to-drawing-maps/

Small island step by step tutorial http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/Fantasy-map-Step-by-step-tutorial-275024516

Handmade Planet step by step http://hedrick-cs.deviantart.com/art/Handmade-Planet-Step-by-Step-246406520

Drawing Canyons http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/Fantasy-map-Step-by-step-tutorial-Canyon-276468291

How to draw an ice wall http://djekspek.deviantart.com/art/Step-by-Step-Tutorial-Ice-wall-symbol-322340658

City lights from space http://sewer-pancake.deviantart.com/art/random-city-lights-tutorial-287830389

How to draw grasslands http://torstan.deviantart.com/art/How-to-draw-grasslands-294460878

Make Maps Simpler

If you’d like a simpler way to make great looking maps then you need The Map Generator for Photoshop.

 

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