Other versions of brushes:
Converted to Photoshop 7 by here. ithilwenia.deviantart.com/art/…
Converted to Photoshop 6 by here piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…
Edit: YAY! The obscene amount of work put into this tutorial has paid off with my first DD. THANK YOU!
I'm working on my next ridiculously obscenely over the top resource pack: "Color Me Terrified: Creating the Ambiance of Horror", just in time for Halloween, containing everything you need to make creepy art. It should be live some time in October, so remember to watch.
Everything you could ever need to make your own fantasy map: the tutorial (should work with any digital program that supports layers), and all the resources you'll require to follow the tutorial available in a .zip folder. Just hit the download button, and view fullsize for the tutorial.
Please consider giving a fave if you download. I do not require any link/credit or alert rules for use of my resources: though all of this is appreciated, I like a favorite so others can find the resources.
I must give a nod to Jezelf, who made the tutorial from which I leaned to make maps. It's no longer online, and so I've made my own tutorial based on the method of "render clouds" for the jagged coastlines.
Resources in resource pack are not free to DISTRIBUTE, but can be used for any commercial, non-commercial, on/off DeviantArt use you can think of, which will probably be fantasy maps, but hey, if you have some other use for these, by all means.
While everything is free, if you appreciate my resources, please consider tossing a donation through my StayClassy page to NaNoWriMo, the crazed month of November Noveling that keeps me going. Your donation gives me a shot at going to their Night of Writing Dangerously, and keeps the fantasy coming!
One Tolkien inspired font containing as many European characters as I could fit! It's a crappy font, but you get what you pay for.
One dingbat font containing most of the map icons. I hope you like exploring because they're mapped to both uppercase, lowercase, and symbols with no rhyme or reason whatsoever. The only interesting bit is, the sea serpent pair is on the two "smart" quotes, so if your program doesn't support smart quotes, you'll get the tree or mountain that's on the regular quote, and you'll have to access the sea serpent via alt codes.
Three Photoshop CS2+ brush sets, which contain all the map icons. All of them are new sketch-style brushes, but can be used with my previous map brush sets.
(The images are included for those without Photoshop. As always, feel free to convert to whatever brush format you would like, upload to DeviantArt with a linkback, and link me to it... I'll add it to the list.)
BRUSHES FOR PHOTOSHOP 7,
15 parchment-style textures for use as backgrounds.
Two different sets of prefabricated maps, in black and white, lineart, and color for the lazy who just want to get going with the stamps.
Three files of "render clouds" jagged lines for you to assemble into your own continents.
Check out my free fantasy webcomic, Between Places.
There's also Other World Mapper and Wonderdraft, if Inkarnate isn't to your taste! Lots of free and cheap programs for mapping. I maintain a list of them here. External link goes to my page of links to fantasy map generators. https://feedthemultiverse.com/free-fantasy-map-generators-assorted-links/
I created this using your resources a while back. I'll probably take another look at the tutorial and recreate the map, but it serves my purpose for now; I've made it solely so I remember where countries and continents are.
Thanks Your resources were amazing!
You're welcome. I'd say it's kind of outdated now compared to my current process, but I'm glad you got something useful for you out of it. Your choice of lineart around the edges is quite interesting. That could make for a good look for mountains! Hey, everyone's first maps are like that, eventually you'll flesh it out more if you need!
I didn't realize Wonderdraft cost money. Thank goodness, that means people will still hire me to draw their maps! LOL! Anyway, I think your map looks great, the beachy edges are really natural and that didn't come from my tutorial–that came from your heart. Keep at it, you'll make some great maps. It puts me in mind of more like, a comic than a fantasy map, but I love it, it's got some genuine soul I KNOW you didn't get from my tutorial.
Editors, Gathering Storm Magazine