Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

Review: Josh Stolarz’s Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop

7 min read

I review Josh Stolarz's Fantasy Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop. A toolkit that promises to take the pain out of cartography for authors, world-builders and D&D dungeon masters.

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How to draw mini town maps in Procreate

6 min read

I'm no artist, but I love to draw and paint maps. I share my techniques for doing so using Procreate on iPad with Apple Pencil.

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Fantasy cartography using the Stockholm method

4 min read

To kickstart a fantasy map, I look to the islands of Stockholm for inspiration, then apply a little magic with Pixelmator Pro, my favourite raster image editor.

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WWB #8: Medieval Houses

7 min read

On day 8 of my 30 days of world-building, I look at two medieval houses and use them as models for my fantasy setting.

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WWB #4: Mapping dungeons with Pixelmator

7 min read

On day 4 of my 30 days of world-building, I wrangle Pixelmator into a quick and dirty dungeon map creator for D&D or fantasy novel locales.

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Affinity Photo review: Can it create Atlas-style fantasy maps?

5 min read

I review Affinity Photo as an Adobe Photoshop replacement, by putting the app through its pace using Ascension's Atlas Style fantasy map tutorial.

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Three Random Map Generators

11 min read

I review three open-source, random map generators aimed at fantasy authors, world-builders and table-top gamers.

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