Photoshop is a great way to make a map. Sure there is other software such as Campaign Cartographer which might be easier to get started with, but there is nothing like using Photoshop. To help you get started the articles below will teach you step by step how to draw a map in the same style […]
Jonathan Roberts of Fantastic Maps has published a fantastic quick tutorial that teaches you how to design a town. I’ve been a fan of Jonathan’s work for a long time especially since he was commissioned to produce The Lands Of Fire And Ice. I’ve also been playing with the idea of focusing my whole world […]
This is a quick article to introduce The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps. The guide currently features 4 of the tutorials on drawing maps that can be found on The World Building School, however they are all presented on a single page so it's now even easier to follow the tutorials and draw your own […]
Continuing on from last week’s tutorial on Tectonic plates we’re looking at how the plates affect the landscape of your world and so the environment your characters will see and experience. If you’re following the tutorial and drawing your own map then you will have the main islands drawn along with the tectonic plates of […]
Tectonic Plates are sections of a planet’s lithosphere (the crust and mantle of a planet) that your world continent will then sit upon. They are what separate the land from the molten lava below. Because the lava flows and moves under the surface due to different temperatures in the earth core they slowly move these […]
A simple illustration technique for representing landmass on a map. Also helps to create interesting organic coastlines.