FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What software do you use to create the maps?
A: Every map and asset is hand drawn in Adobe Photoshop using a drawing tablet.
Q: I recently saw one of your maps posted, but can't find it in the store. What gives?
A: The maps available in store are on a six month delay behind the maps I create and release in present day. If you can't find a map here it's likely because it's in that six-month window of maps that are only available on my Patreon--one of the perks patrons receive in return for helping to support every map I create.
Q: I play D&D in person over tabletop; how do I get my maps in hard copy?
A: Every battle map (and a few, select others) comes with a premade printable PDF with the battle map already sized to print with a 1 inch grid. You can read the guide here to be walked through how to print a battle map using a standard home printer using one of those PDFs. Otherwise other types of maps can be printed as large or as small as you'd like, though most come in a standard 8.5x11 inches and 300DPI resolution. Just be sure to use the correct color settings and other info preferred by your printer.
Q: How would you recommend using the assets to create my own maps?
A: Nearly every asset arrives as a PNG file, making it relatively easy to use them with nearly any image editing software. I prefer using Photoshop to do so, but those without the experience or access will be able to accomplish virtually the exact same things with programs like GIMP or Paint.net.
Q: Are you currently available for commissions?
A: I do have an active commissions queue that is typically open, though you will need to inquire depending on the season. You can reach me directly for information regarding commissions at:
Q: What other ways are there to support Venatus Maps?
A: I am proud to be able to say that we have a thriving Patreon page that's been going since Spring of 2017. Members there help support the maps I make on a more regular, predictable basis for me and in return enjoy perks like: Photoshop files of maps, personalized map requests, coupons for maps in-store, participation in polls to help shape the content I focus on, exclusive access to the most recent 6 months of maps not found on this site, and immediate access to 125+ maps upon subscribing.
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