AND AVÁ SAID: LET THERE BE SEAS!
Hmmm... Looks nice, but is still lacking the charme of a nice Santharian map, eh? Well, in the next step we will draw the part of the landscape which is covering nearly the whole map: the sea...
Select LAYER --> NEW
Name the new layer
"Main Map" and finally confirm with OK. Hmmm... no
big difference, huh? Well, just give it some time.
If the LAYER TOOL WINDOW is shown you will notice an additional cell now in the table at this window. One named "Background" (in italic letters), the other one "Main Map". Both cells show a small picture where you can see what this layer in fact contains. However, the "Main Map" shows a checked picture currently. This is a little exception. It indicates that this layer is transparent currently. When clicking on one of the small pictures at any of the rows of the table the next editing of the drawing will only take place in this specific layer.
You will also notice a small brush sign
when selecting the layer.
This indicates which layer you are editing now. The eye symbol on the very
left column of the cells determines
whether the layer is visible or not. Click on the symbol of the different layers,
letting the eye disappear and reappear again. When you e.g. let the "Background"
layer disappear you will only see the checked area.
Play around a bit with this so that you learn how it works.
Okeydokey. Let the "Background" disappear now, but make sure that the "Main Map" layer is visible. Then select an nice color (err... some sort of gray I mean) which you think suitable for the sea we're planning to do now: Just move the slider on the Color Palette to... let's say 77%.
Now select the PAINT BUCKET TOOL (or press "K") and click on the checked area, which will result in a fantastic picture of masses of sea:
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