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Tolkien-style Map Brushes by calthyechild Tolkien-style Map Brushes by calthyechild
14 MORE MOUNTAINS HERE: [link]
Image pack HERE: [link]

EVEN MORE ICONS, PLUS A FONT, PLUS TEXTURES, PLUS CONTINENTS AND A TUTORIAL FOR HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAPS HERE: [link]

:iconthewhitecrayon: converted this and the "I want more mountains" brush set for the GIMP with my permission and can be found here. [link]

Have you ever wanted to make a FANTASY MAP and been too lazy to make your own vaguely mountain and treeish shaped blobs?!?!?! NOW YOU TOO CAN MAKE A FANTASY MAP! Includes VAGUELY TRIANGULAR SHAPED BLOBS MASQURADING AS MOUNTAINS! VAGUELY TRIANGULAR AND HAIRY SHAPES PRETENDING TO BE TREES! CIRCLES WITH A LINE ON THE BOTTOM PRETENDING TO BE A TREE! TERRIBLE-QUALITY HOUSE-ISH SHAPES! A DREADFUL LOOKING COMPASS ROSE! A FEW GRASS SHAPED BLOBS! AN ABSOLUTELY USELESS PILE OF ROCKS! AND MANY MORE SHAPES THAT YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER USE BUT YOU'LL DOWNLOAD ANYWAY!!!!!

Woot! I probably spent no more than 30 seconds on each brush. >_> It's up to you to add scatter effects and figure out how to use them.


As usual: free for use for absolutely everything and anything you feel like, EXCEPT for redistributing the brush pack. I define free as 'does not require any effort on your part outside of making the actual image', rather than 'it's free as long as you link me to the final image and credit me and don't use it commercially or off of DeviantArt'. Use them commercially! Use them in your comic! Use them in your novel! Use them on your head! Don't credit me if you don't want to! Don't show me if you're too lazy or think it's awful! (but I will fave what's done with my brushes on DeviantArt.)

If you really like them and want to do me a favor, link to my comic, which is the sole reason I make Photoshop brushes. In this case, it's obviously to make a map. [link]

A fave if you use them, might use them, or like them would be awesome.
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UnseenHarbinger Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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SeleneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
This is awesome, thanks for allowing people to use it :D
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Dantedevilhunter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks For the Amazing Brushes 
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leedunning Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much - these will be very useful.
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45dragoons Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
i will link you if i use the brushes. 
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inkybee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Writer
*screams*

This is everything I ever wanted SCREW YOU REALISTIC TOPOGRAPHY. I HAVE RUBBER STAMPS NOW.

(but seriously I was crying over this map I'm making and your stamps were a godsend <3)
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, I hope you found the several other map brush sets in my gallery as well. :) There's way more than just this set. There are two sets of mountains as well as a tutorial set that contains basically like a hundred and fifty different things. Lots of things. It's great. I use it myself.

I use my own brushes for map commissions so I share your sentiments on having to hand draw each and every individual little thing. I've made a fairly large variety of brushes, some of which I haven't released yet, because I keep running into new things I want. :D Trees with shadows, for example... another one I have yet to release are 'mountain ranges', though I realized quickly I wanted large clumps of pre-drawn mountains. And at some point I hope to do "ground textures", because I hand-draw all of my deserts and usually grasslands too, since I haven't made decent brushes to cover the entire ground.

Anyway, cheers, and don't cry over maps, they should be fun!
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inkybee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh I love maps. The crying is just when I can't use the software (I only just switched from hand-drawn to using photoshop). The rest of the time I'm researching plate tectonics and ecology and geology and ranting at anyone who will listen about how you can't have an atoll like all these popular maps have without realising there's a volcano in the middle and that means a seismically active area, and you can't just randomly put mountain ranges everywhere you have to think about them (Tolkien I am looking at your square-ass mountain range), and like, you can't put a desert without putting mountains on one side. Lol I will not shut up about this, world-building is like breathing to me. Don't get me started on fjords. I spent like six hours drawing fjords pixel by pixel. But apparently having to draw trees is too hard and I need a rubber stamp for that. Go figure. :lol:
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My pet peeve is rivers... rivers do not fork off and go in two different directions to the sea, or spring up out of swamps, or spring forth from the middle of a lake and go into multiple directions... little creeks run into big rivers... (facepalm) You know, for fantasy stuff I'm willing to give some leeway for say, Tolkien's square mountain range (it drove me crazy as a kid but I figured it was probably like, a man-made range or something) but without some justification like "we dug it that way", rivers don't go through the entire country from sea to sea either. And then it's not really a river.

But, I do commissions, so I have to work with the person's sketch of how they want their land to be! I usually try suggest changes but if I try make more natural rivers/islands/mountain ranges and they really want their layout, well, then I have to put in the bad geography. Ah well.

All this time though and no one has ever requested an atoll! Go figure.

Anyway, I understand. I devolve into seething rage over rivers... so I really do understand. (grumbles) And it's not like geology is that hard to understand, I'm not exactly highly educated, I know what I know from one little elective I took in high school and like, educational TV shows. I knew about the rain shadow effect when I was 12.

The only really fjordy map I ever did I got pretty nitpicky over the jagged cuts too. But, I still use stamps for my trees! I go crazy drawing each and every little tree. I have a few dozen different trees now, though, varying sized clumps and types of trees instead of just the Tolkienesque circly trees I started with.
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inkybee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Rivers still aren't a thing I know much about, so I would probly piss you off with my map (I'm from the desert, is my only excuse. I'm surprised I remember rivers at all), cos I've got it all backwards apparently. Whoops. I guess deltas are what got me thinking big rivers branch off into little ones. Fuck now I feel like I need to redraw my entire Magic Kingdom map. D8 Would you mind having a look and helping me fix the rivers and lakes if they're wrong? I'd be really grateful.
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