Step 1 - Pick a Terrorible Color Scheme

I wouldn’t be caught undead without a good color palette to create a map. For this “Map-o-lantern¨ I used to help create a color scheme.

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Step 2 - Create a Map

This evil experiment also requires a map. I used to generate my basemap.

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Step 3 - Find a Stencil

Any-o-lantern worth it’s weight in ghoul’d depends on a hallowed stencil. I found this ghostly stencil over at

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Step 4 - (Optional) Make it Groan

If you’ve got the guts to carve out extra punishment, don’t forget to lurk around in search of a good pun.

Step 5 - Bring Out Your Inner Frankenstein

You can sew together your little monster using your favorite image editing software. I used to bring my map to life. I’ll skip the gory details¨ but the Wand tool...

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...will make quick work of the stencil to carve out your creation.

The Grim Result:


And check out this one that I made.

No Tricks!

It would sure be a treat if you would share your #mapolantern with @gisincorporated on Twitter!

Hat-tip for this idea goes to MaptimeATL - check them out

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