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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 quick tips for setting up a new world on World Anvil

In this blog post I’m going to show you my best 4 quick tips for setting up a new world on World Anvil. It’s super easy, and super fun! Here’s what I’ll be covering: Basic configuration and set up Speedy category & timeline structure How to effectively use placeholder images & articles Making an engaging […]

Worldbuilding Cards

I recently got my hands on some worldbuilding cards from Trent Hergenrader and have been using them this week to build a solid foundation for my world. I think these cards are flippin’ amazing, this is not a sponsored blog post but I am going to spam links to buy these beauties all over the […]

Mapmaking and Toponymy

This week I have worked on a map for my new world, Melior. It isn’t a world map, but a smaller region (this helps to keep my worldbuilding a little bit more under control and to keep a point of focus). In this post I’ll show you how I made it, and the steps and […]

Building a Mage Tower

My latest flurry of worldbuilding was inspired by World Anvil’s challenge called Tower of Power (check it out here)! This blog post shows my method for tackling creative challenges head on, I hope these tips come in handy! Here is the article I submitted for the challenge: Tower of Okello I have found that in […]

How I got the ball rolling

Work has been really busy lately, with lots of little design projects to polish off and drag to the done pile on Trello – but recently I’ve been working on some larger projects that have taken up all of my concentration. I found that, in my free time, all I wanted to do was kick […]

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