I’m building out a full wiki for The Embers, and one element in the Infobox I’ve been leaving blank is Area (square miles). Counting hexes and estimating seems laborious and ineffective, but there wasn’t a good way to measure the exact area of nations, baronies, tribal reaches, and free cities of Eilarûn.Continue reading “Measuring Area in Illustrator to Scale”
One major issue in making the map of the Embers was creating transparent layers. I wanted my map to have borders reminiscent of John Speed‘s wonderful maps, but the process of OpenSeadragon-ing with transparent pngs can be tricky.
After posting the first map in my campaign setting to r/worldbuilding, I had a few PMs asking after a more detailed guide to publishing maps that exceed the 8192px² limit in Photoshop and Illustrator.