Hello all,

I have spent some time putting together this small tutorial for mapmaking with GIMP. GIMP can be found at http://www.gimp.org/  If you own the software and it is accessible on a computer, and can’t wait to make a  map for your campaign, this tutorial is right for you.

My goal is to create a simple step-by-step instruction that an experienced user can whip out in 10 minutes, 30 minutes for first-timers. You can always expand your map later.

Before We Start

This tutorial assumes you use Microsoft Windows as your OS. If you are a Macintosh user, substitute Command in place of Ctrl, and Option in place of Alt, and so forth. If you are using GIMP on another OS, you should be familiar with the user interface available.

I use GIMP 2.2.15 myself. If you have an older version of GIMP, don’t worry. It can still do wonders for you. However, some of the graphical user interface may not be in the same place, or look the same as mine. If you have a different image editing software, this tutorial may be a good reference for you. If you are confused in following any step, or find an error in the tutorial, feel free to PM me, or discuss in this thread with others!

Is This Tutorial For me?

If you have no experience with GIMP, but own it, and want to attempt at making a map, this is for you!

If you are also a GIMP user, and have inspirational experience to share with the Weavers community, post away! I will compile an index in this first post, providing hyperlinks to your posts.

What Do I Need?

    * A computer with GIMP installed and capable of running.
    * A curious, never-afraid-to-try mindset.
    * The desire to make a map for your own campaign!

Tutorial Index

    * Part 1 – Making A Grid For Your Map
    * Part 2 – Defining Your Own Dungeon
    * Part 3 – Creating Your Own Tokens