What I learned from failing #The100DayProject

I failed to complete #The100DayProject. It was a simple, self initiated project that started here: https://www.the100dayproject.org/, where you pick your topic or activity and do that thing every single day for 100 days, starting on April 2nd (because if you start the day before then the internet thinks it’s a prank). I forget who retweeted […]

Photobashing a landscape

This post continues on from the previous tutorial: How to make a 3D heightmap in Photoshop and I will be using that outcome as a starting point for this landscape! It’s not required as a starting point, you can easily play around with photobashing a landscape using a quick sketch or just an existing stock […]

How to make a 3D heightmap in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to make a 3D heightmap in Photoshop CC! This is more of an advanced level tutorial, so I will be skimming over basic instructions and cracking on with the core details. Height Map What is a height map? A height map is a black and white […]

Worldbuilding Workstations

Welcome to the first ever post on Worldbuilding Workstations! I reached out to the worldbuilding community on Twitter and asked folks to send in their #WorldbuildingWorkstation! I’ve always been intrigued to see how other people work and what they find comfy, so let’s go and explore the worldbuilders, their workstations and their worlds! Hummingbird’s Worldbuilding […]

What is worldbuilding?

What is worldbuilding? Worldbuilding is the process of creating an imaginary world (or fictional setting) from scratch. A world can be as detailed or simple as you want it to be! This fun and engaging process can be done using any materials or techniques you like: from simple pen & paper, to digital software, 3D […]

Create your own fantasy coin in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to turn designs and photos into shiny coins for your world! I’ll be using a combination of textures, shapes, text and this neat lookin’ lizard from Pixabay to make this awesome coin! Start up a new document and use the Elipse Tool (U) whilst holding shift to […]

Coffee Planet

In this post I’ll be showing you how to take a wasted cup of coffee and turn it into a coffee planet in Photoshop! Have you ever been working away on a project and lost track of time? You go to grab your cup of coffee and – oh. Oh no. You’ve let it go […]

How to start a new world

In this post I’ll be talking through some different ideas to help inspire you when starting a new world. There are many methods of worldbuilding, so use whichever techniques work best for you – after all, it’s your world, you can build it how you like! Where to start? It can be a bit mind-boggling […]

How to find images for your world

In this guide I’ll be showing you how and where to find free images to use within your world, scroll to the bottom for a list of handy resources! We all know a picture says a thousand words, so having images to illustrate your worldbuilding can be a fantastic way of visually engaging your readers. […]

Breaking down the challenge

Have you ever gone to take part in an exciting new challenge on World Anvil and got stumped by ideas? It’s that curse of an empty page (or article, in this case) that seems to stop the ideas from flowing, so in this blog post I’ll be sharing my method of breaking down the challenge […]

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