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Calligraphic Cartography Brush by StarRaven Calligraphic Cartography Brush by StarRaven
Please link to this if you use these brushes, so that people can easily find them if they like them! (In fact, that's just a nice thing to do with any stock you use.)


If you're interested in these, and you haven't joined the Cartographers' Guild yet... get joining! :D

--7 of each: trees, pine trees, marsh grass, round hills, and sharp hills
--9 rainforest-style trees
--4 jungle plants
--3 of each: forest, pine forest, mixed forest, marsh, and swamp "blocks"
--10 town/city markers
--sea dragon
--compass rose
--large and small "falling stars"
--flat 7 pixel calligraphy brush (from Photoshop's Calligraphic Brushes)
--round brushes of various sizes
--drippy water brush (from Photoshop's Wet Media Brushes)
--watercolor textured surface brush (from Photoshop's Wet Media Brushes)
--watercolor textured surface brush with color jitter
--jagged-edged brush that I used for the trees and roads in Fellwick
--a "wooden planks" sort of texture
--dashed line brush (square 16 pixels, 35% roundness, 135% spacing, angle jitter: direction) *this has been fixed*
--dotted line brush (round 7 pixels, 170% spacing)
--squished dotted line brush (elliptical 16 pixels, 35% roundness, 350% spacing, angle jitter: direction)
--three logo brushes (feel free to delete these - they are there for my own sake, so I don't lose them)

Please take note of the Creative Commons license. You don't have to credit me or ask my permission or anything to use any of the brushes included here that you can just make yourself by messing around with the brush settings in Photoshop, of course (like the dotted lines and whatnot,) only the ones that I drew, like the trees and other symbols. Thank you very much!

I have changed the Creative Commons license on this! You may now use it for commercial pieces if you so choose! Also, you don't have to ask my permission to use these - the answer is yes. If you ask me anyway, I'll tell you yes and thank you for being polite. :3
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EdgarRickets Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
This has helped me greatly over the years. Would you allow me to use them for commercial prints? Nothing super serious, but I was thinking of doing commissions for side money. Would that be ok?
AkiyamaHoshi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Hii, so... the link isn't working. Do you an other? 
tnks :)
MetzgerWilli Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your brushes for my map, thank you very much for making it so convenient for a noob to get into drawing maps :)…
sebastienrivas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
thanks a bunch!!!!
dixiedukes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
a1samurai Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are AWESOME!
JazzminHalgrove Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
wait so we can freely use this in commercial works? :o really?
Carte-Ebene Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this one too!
seileach Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
amazing resource :)
ParallelPenguins Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Made a map with some of your brushes: When I get bored I draw maps by ParallelPenguins
KestrelsCall Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Photographer
:( the link isn't working. 
tiagoccarvalho Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Greeeaaaaat Job Thanks!!!!
fat-mabari Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ivain7 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
very useful indeed!
45dragoons Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
might use this for the castles its hard to find brushes that are small enough but still give good detail.
TheTivster Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Used your brushes here:…
Homicidal-Chopper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Aw, I didn't realize this was for newer versions of PS. :( I have 7.  Could you post the PNGs for this set like you did with the Sketchy Cartography Brushes?
captaingregoo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
thank you! very good job
2crazyimps Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
These are great thanks!  I'm crediting you in ebook for brushes.  Here is link to finished world map with some of your…
Herr-Grim Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
PancakeShiners Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll probably use these again, they are awesome! For now though, I just used a few brushes.  But thanks, I'm linking it wherever I can!

kev1000 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Hi! Thank you for these and your generosity.  I'm going to use them in a map in my upcoming book.  I really appreciate it.
Jacob-C-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've used it :D You're brushes are going to be so useful when I start my country map! :D

apelaths Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
alizarinee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here: [link]
I'm doing a (non profit) website which is meant to recount the round the world trip I am going to do. May I publish this work on it?
Hygher Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks for sharing these.
AvanyaNersil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I've just got to say thank you so much for sharing these awesome brushes with us! Love them!
nemaakos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I used your brushes here and here.
THX again.
nemaakos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Wow great work. I'm going to use these every chance I got :D

Jut one quick question. I noticed the Erion brush, does that mean you are in some way related to the M.A.G.U.S. universe? (Erion is the City of Adventurers there.)
incomprehensible Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Lovely set, thank you so much!
TheCalraidanKingdoms Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O -Sad eyes- Why must it be an ABR file... My computer refuses to open those...
ItalianScribbler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved theese brushes. They allowed me to do what I exactly had in mind in this work! [link] :D Thanks for your good work!
Santiamillano Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I love the maps. I love your works. Exellent!!!!
Belhene Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Used here [link]

Natah1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
I used here: [link]
phoenix-muse Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thanks for these. Experimenting with them now.
groundwaiker Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I'd like to use these in a project for programming class, so thanks a lot. :)
perhosia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
kabuki-eyebrows Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
[link] Used.
Thank you for such wonderful brushes.
paintapastime Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this fantastic brush here: [link]
Ubeka Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful resources for mountain and city icons! I had a lot of fun putting them together in this map: [link]
draw2much Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for such great "map dots"! They came in real handy for a map I did. [link]
Sabbz27 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful, thank you. :)

Used here: [link]
lundi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Not sure if the link works or not, but I used this here: [link]
Allysmurfy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Writer
I was thinking about doing a few computer maps, but I was wondering. How do I make these into brushes on GIMP or PhotoShop?
Ridley-D Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
download the abr. file then go to where you saved it. after that window is up, open another that has you name on it on the start menue. say you name is steve. you click to open the start menu and there is your name. click on your name. then click the file that says gimp on it. then just drag the abr. download to the folder in gimp that is labeled brushes. then open gimp and they're there!
conciliarityoftepat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Great, I was hoping for exactly this information too
JanVize Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
this is an awesome pak!
Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Hi, I used this here [link] in the creation of some gallery buttons.
Lady-Selia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
used your beautiful brushes here [link]

Thanks <3
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