Freehand help?

So I just finished drawing my continent using the Freehand Fractal tool, but they're just black lines and I don't know how to "make it into land" or "turn the inside white" for lack of better terms. Please state your answers in simple terms because I just got this program today.


  • There's two freehand tools, the Fractal Freehand and the Fractal Freehand Landmass. The 2nd is the one you want to use when making a 'filled' area such as a landmass. The first is for things like rivers and roads, and does not draw a filled object.

    If you havent already, take a look at the tutorial (Help -> Tutorial from the menu) and video tutorials ( )

    I actually generally recommend using the fractal polygon tool at a fractal factor of 4 or 5, and not the freehand landmass tool when trying to duplicate an existing map.
  • Please state your answers in simple terms because I just got this program today.

    That's a reasonable request. I think Ed Diana gave you a starting answer that's easy enough to understand.

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