MapSmyth – Modular Map Tiles Documentation

Forge stunning dungeons in minutes!

MapSmyth modular map kits are the next level in geomorphic battle map tiles. Lavishly detailed tiles provide nearly unlimited combinations to forge your own majestic dungeons. Drag and drop them into your favorite table top software of choice such as Roll20 and build something gorgeous in minutes.

Why it rocks:

  • With our modular tiles you make stunning maps easily
  • Drag and drop our tiles into Roll20 or Photoshop and voila!
  • All our packs seamlessly combine with our other sets. Neat!
  • This means hundreds of tiles to interchange and get crazy with!
  • This is pretty badass, and why we believe our packs are the next level

Documentation & Help

Unpacking the Contents

After downloading, unzip the contents and save them on your hard drive. It’s always recommended to store a backup of your purchases locally (or on Dropbox for example) in case the product is no longer available in the store you purchased it from.

What’s in the package?

  • The Map Tiles > Transparent PNG images
  • A Readme PDF > Support & Feedback
  • Sample Map Layout(s) > Most kits contain one or more sample maps created with the set.

Roll20

Creating your own maps with our modular tiles is easy. Each tile seamlessly connects to other tiles in the core set and its expansions.

  • Upload the map images to your Roll20 library and start creating.
  • If you have purchased our map pack(s) on Roll20 they are automatically in your library
  • Our tiles are designed on Roll20’s default 140×140 pixel square grid, equals 1,944 inches on 70 dpi.
  • To resize and snap tiles easily see https://wiki.roll20.net/Keyboard_Shortcuts
  • Have a question? Ask us directly on Facebook.

Fantasy Grounds

  • Fantasy Grounds currently does not support modular tiles but you can still use our pre-generated maps

Photoshop

If you like to work with Photoshop, please follow these steps:

  1. Set your “Guides, Grids, Slices” settings in Preferences to 140 pixels, subdivisions 1
  2. Create a new image to contain your map
  3. Set your image/canvas size to be an increment of 140×140 pixels. For example 1400×1400 pixels. This ensures the grid aligns evenly, and all your tiles align instantly
  4. Set your Resolution to 70 dpi for screen use. Use 300 dpi for printing.
  5. Turn on “Snap to grid” in Photoshop menu > View > Snap to Grid
  6. Turn your Grid on and off using CTRL+ ‘ (CMND+’)
  7. Now drag and drop map tiles from your explorer/finder into your Photoshop image
  8. When you have Grid and Snap to Grid turned on, your tiles will snap-align to the grid when moving/rotating/flipping them around

 

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