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25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide Book - GPS2001

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25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide Book is the first in a series of tutorials guides that intend to teach you how to create stunning, photo-realistic maps for games using any standard graphics application - Photoshop, GIMP, Illustrator, Inkscape, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, and many other similar applications. These are techniques used by a professional RPG cartographer. This was originally funded by a Kickstarter with the same title as this book. Inside you'll find 25 step-by-step tutorials covering a huge variety of cartography techniques using bevels, shadows, photo image fills and much more.

The tutorials provided require that the user of the appropriate applications have a familiarity with using that software. This guide will not teach you how to use the software, rather by pointing out the required tools within each application, you will be able to follow the step-by-step instructions and complete each tutorial.

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Michael T December 23, 2015 8:15 pm UTC
Well I see what I can do when I get back from vacation (I'm in California right now and nowhere close to my PC where the original file is). I will be able to check this out the day after Christmas. The fonts I used is a Google font, so I don't see why a Mac can't read it, but probably among the reasons why I don't use a Mac - its quite silly that Mac can't read it in my opinion.
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Michael T December 22, 2015 8:26 pm UTC
Ah, well the PDF and book itself was created on a Windows based PC, I do not use nor have access to a Mac. I often create work and open the file in Adobe Acrobat and resave the file, so it should be compatible with all operating systems, though there could indeed be a font issue unreadable by a Mac. Since I don't use Apple equipment that certainly is a possibility. Despite having a graphic design and illustration background, I have always used a PC (for over 20 years).
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Martin L December 23, 2015 7:11 pm UTC
It appears that the book was created in Xara and is not adobe compatible on the mac OSX10+ or iOS9+. I can read it on a windows 10 machine and as a web page in safari; but it is not readable on either an iMac, mac-book or iPad. Not sure if you can reformat it or not, may be worth your while for other customers. I could not identify which font (s) are causing the problem, but it appears to be the whole of the normal book text. All the images and the cover text show fine.
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Michael T December 22, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Martin, I would try downloading it again, as many have already downloaded this without any issues, and no new file has replaced the existing one here, so I have no idea what is causing your issue - all the text is in the file...?
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Martin L December 22, 2015 8:15 pm UTC
Michael, thanks the quick response, I have actually succeeded in getting it to open on a windows machine but it will not open on my iMAC. I have downloaded it three times without success. looks to me like a font issue the mac.
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Martin L December 22, 2015 5:09 pm UTC
Just downloaded this book but found theres no text all - just large dots. Any ideas?
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Michael T July 22, 2015 3:42 am UTC
We're still finding some typos, but once everything is correct a print version will be made available.
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David G June 20, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
I just get dots too. On startup it says that font 'calibri-bold' is missing. The web has 'calibri bold' (no hyphen) but I can't find any 'calibri-bold' (with hyphen). You may need to embed it in the pdf
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Robert G July 22, 2015 2:01 am UTC
any chance this will go into print?
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