I was hoping to help someone over in the forums at Goblinoid Games with some GIMP and large scaled, hex mapped based map issues, but the being the GIMP newbie that I am, I could only really steer him towards Inkwellideas' sweet GIMP hex map brushes.
I'm a bit confuseth with regard to shapes and paths in GIMP myself, having stumbed over some possibilities recently with the one page dungeon contest map I submitted. I finally resorted to just quickly hand drawing and scanning the map I'd made. At some point I'll play further with it, but it's hard to break with my Photoshop 7 experience. This custom GIMP brushes tutorial might come in handy at some point, but Inkscape might be the better tool for .svg scalable hexes for mapping purposes.
Tales from the Yawning Portal
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