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HandsomeRob
07-21-2010, 07:11 PM
The first map in my new worldbuilding project is complete.
Thanks to all who helped out in the WIP thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10862-New-Style-WIP-Victorian)!

-Rob

Coyotemax
07-21-2010, 07:48 PM
That has got to be one of the slickest use of that mountain style I've seen. Excellent! Overall it looks *very* authentic, and really inspires me to make something in this style :)

Ascension
07-21-2010, 08:08 PM
Yeah, has me thinking about updating my antique tut. Good work, bro.

Gidde
07-21-2010, 11:01 PM
This looks fantastic. I really love the watermark-type stuff you can barely see in the ocean. It sets the whole thing off. Repped and rated!

Katto
07-22-2010, 03:28 AM
Really great stuff! I didn't follow the WIP and the map is quite self-explanatory, but I think a small legend is usual when using different types of terrain and travel routes. Have thought about that?

Steel General
07-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Simply awesome!!

Scorpius
07-22-2010, 05:49 PM
It is immediately reminiscent of a hearty, throaty, national anthem.

Bill Hooks
07-22-2010, 08:12 PM
Technical question: In a couple of places (Deconshire, e.g.) you have text along a concave path. Whenever I try to do this, Illustrator insists on placing the text on the convex face of the path. Is there something I'm missing?

EDIT: Wait, now it's doing the opposite. Clearly I don't know which end is up with this "text on a path" tool. In any case, I can now rotate the text to where I want it, but I wish I knew how to make it do what I want in the first place.

Coyotemax
07-22-2010, 09:07 PM
If you click and hold the text, you should be able to drag it to whichever side of the path you want it to display on :)

edit:
to be more precise, in the help files i found the following-
To flip the direction of text along a path, drag the bracket across the path. Alternatively, choose Type > Type On A Path > Type On A Path Options, select Flip, and click OK.

(by bracket it means the line you see poking up out of the middle of the path when you have the text selected)

Bill Hooks
07-22-2010, 09:18 PM
Thanks, Coyote. That's so easy, I probably could have figured it out for myself if I'd tried a little harder! :blush:

Coyotemax
07-22-2010, 09:42 PM
I've just been working with it for awhile so that's why it seems easy. I've done my share of bashing my head over simple issues, believe me. Illustrator is counter-intuitive at times (doubly so if you're used to photoshop).

Aval Penworth
07-23-2010, 01:13 AM
Love it. Looks like I could pluck that compass rose right off the screen!

Quabbe
07-23-2010, 01:30 PM
Looks great!

torstan
07-25-2010, 12:18 PM
Lovely - like the colour palette and the style is wonderful. One question though - the gears in the bottom right aren't sharp. Was that intentional?

Aenigma
07-26-2010, 04:01 AM
I love this Atlas-like style Great piece of work!

HandsomeRob
07-26-2010, 11:48 PM
Lovely - like the colour palette and the style is wonderful. One question though - the gears in the bottom right aren't sharp. Was that intentional?

The gears and the border are picked up from an image I found. I'd like them to be a bit sharper and realistic, but I was cutting corners :)




-Rob

landorl
07-30-2010, 01:00 AM
I love this style of map! You did a great job with it!

vorropohaiah
02-27-2013, 04:52 AM
this map really is gorgeous! great stuff. love the watermarks in the sea

Matthew Willis
03-04-2013, 02:32 PM
That's fantastic!!! I hope to have skills like that one day. ;)