Wally-D-FeedFeatured By OwnerSep 24, 2011Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could easily replace Auto-Realm by Inkscape which is an extremely potent open source Vector-Editor (free) ... with Inkscape you could even save the image as (with any resolution) PNG instead of making a screenshot... that's how I do it...
I actually like Auto-Realm because of the fractal line tools. I can't make a realistic looking border or coast without them; it just ends up too logical and not randomized enough if I try to draw freehand.
I also hate working with vectors. I was formally trained in Photoshop, Page Maker, and Illustrator, but I could never stand working with vectors. I much prefer pixels, especially because I don't need to increase sizes very often. I pick my size and stick with it, so resolution issues aren't a problem.
The tutorial was also made for a friend from another site who has Auto-Realm and makes maps for RPGs. I showed her one of my maps, and she had some interest in it, so I figured I'd make a tutorial for her so I could be sure at least one person would have a use for it.