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> FAQ: How To Draw Maps (Software), Like Henry, Other Forum Users Make
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post Nov 20 2008, 03:00 PM
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Just wanted to note for anybody who does not have a photo editing software that you can download a really good program called paint.net at the following link.... Paint.net

Step by Step as Follows....

1.click on url
2.click on getpaint.net on upper right hand corner
3.click get it now (free download) Paint.net V3.36
4.scroll down to middle of page until you see Download, move over to fifth column and click on one of the three download boxes
5.click on Paint.net V3.36 to download program

**You will need the Winrar zip file program to unzip and extract the files**


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post Nov 22 2008, 06:54 AM
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If the program you use has a "layers" feature, use it! Play around with it and see the magic it can do when creating forecast maps. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 23 2009, 08:10 PM
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post Jan 23 2009, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE(anthonyweather @ Jan 23 2009, 09:10 PM) *
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I think they use powerpoint which is very hard program to use.


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post Jan 24 2009, 10:34 AM
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QUOTE(dmc76 @ Jan 23 2009, 09:54 PM) *
I think they use powerpoint which is very hard program to use.

No, he uses Photoshop.


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post Jan 24 2009, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE(dmc76 @ Jan 23 2009, 09:54 PM) *
I think they use powerpoint which is very hard program to use.


Most people use a paint program or photoshop.

Normally I'd recommend photshop (it provides the most professional look), but if you don't have it, paint (or painting programs) works just as well. smile.gif

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post Jan 24 2009, 12:28 PM
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If you want a truly professional looking map, buying Photoshop is the way to go. I only have paint, so my maps don't look so great, but they get the point across. rolleyes.gif I'm buying Photoshop once I get a laptop before I go to college.

I'll post a step-by-step on how to get a decent looking map using Paint once I have more time. smile.gif


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post Jan 24 2009, 04:49 PM
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Use GIMP, it's Photoshop w/o all some of the finer features that most people won't use. AND, you don't have to pay like $200-$800, its free. Play around with it and eventually you'll learn how to use it. If you've used Photoshop, it works the same way.

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post Jan 25 2009, 09:58 AM
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I'll repeat what I said earlier (two topics were merged)

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I think a lot of people probably use Windows Paint, Paint Shop Pro, or Photoshop. SnagIt actually has some neat functions which you can use to draw areas.


Non-artists at AccuWeather such as Henry, Elliot and myself have been using SnagIt quite a bit lately, it's a great program for doing screen caps and tutorials too (such as the Facebook tutorial I have on my blog right now).


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post Apr 18 2009, 09:34 AM
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Is there an update on the new tutorial?


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QUOTE(wfreeck @ Jan 24 2009, 01:06 PM) *
Most people use a paint program or photoshop.

Normally I'd recommend photshop (it provides the most professional look), but if you don't have it, paint (or painting programs) works just as well. smile.gif



QUOTE(SEMIweather @ Jan 24 2009, 02:28 PM) *
If you want a truly professional looking map, buying Photoshop is the way to go. I only have paint, so my maps don't look so great, but they get the point across. rolleyes.gif I'm buying Photoshop once I get a laptop before I go to college.

I'll post a step-by-step on how to get a decent looking map using Paint once I have more time. smile.gif



QUOTE(WinterStromDrought @ Jan 24 2009, 06:49 PM) *
Use GIMP, it's Photoshop w/o all some of the finer features that most people won't use. AND, you don't have to pay like $200-$800, its free. Play around with it and eventually you'll learn how to use it. If you've used Photoshop, it works the same way.


i use GIMP for mine but i do have photoshop. I only like to use photoshop with a stylus pen! That is what makes it awesome but they are to impratical for me. GIMP works just as great! I have even tried it with illustrator. Doesn't work so well... When i try to put in a map i made on photoshop it says that it is too big of a file to put on this website. So i personally think GIMP is better, doesn't take up a huge file space like photoshop!


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post Apr 18 2009, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE(hckyplayer8 @ Nov 20 2008, 05:00 PM) *
Just wanted to note for anybody who does not have a photo editing software that you can download a really good program called paint.net at the following link.... Paint.net

Step by Step as Follows....

1.click on url
2.click on getpaint.net on upper right hand corner
3.click get it now (free download) Paint.net V3.36
4.scroll down to middle of page until you see Download, move over to fifth column and click on one of the three download boxes
5.click on Paint.net V3.36 to download program

**You will need the Winrar zip file program to unzip and extract the files**


Yep, I second this recommendation. smile.gif

I use this program to make my snow maps.
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post Apr 19 2009, 05:12 PM
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I used GIMP to create a map with all of the sub-regions.

Man...that was time consuming! At the end of it, I had 16 different layers because I created a layer for each label of the region. It was layered on top of a USA County map which made it a lot easier.


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nice post papi....



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post Dec 7 2009, 05:15 PM
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If your looking to make a quick map you could go to google images get a map from there and then visit lunapic.com. (after plating around for a few minutes you should get how to use the site.)


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post Jul 12 2010, 10:23 PM
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For my maps on my site, I use GEMPAK.
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I use Splashup. There is a learning curve but the graphics come out very nicely smile.gif
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