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Flawedspirit
08-01-2010, 04:23 PM
This is a WIP map of a fictional country of mine that's been floating around the Internet.

The map is made entirely in Photoshop. I would have dearly loved to have been able to do it in Illustrator, as an atlas-style map is harder to make using raster graphics, but I don't own Illustrator. So here I am trying to get a good map done by sheer force of will. I was really inspired by a2area's map of Torentine, and I hope my map turns out as good as that one.

I'm currently working away at this when I get a chance, so I'll be sure to post the finished product ASAP, and please tell me how it looks so far, especially the text. Text is hard to get just right on a map like this.

Steel General
08-01-2010, 05:11 PM
Looks pretty good so far.

Did you consider Inkscape? - it's the open-source, free near-equivalent of Illustrator.

Flawedspirit
08-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Did you consider Inkscape? - it's the open-source, free near-equivalent of Illustrator.

I have tried Inkscape, but for some reason or another, I didn't really like it. The interface was real confusing in my opinion. I'll look it up again and see if I can learn how to use it, but I probably won't bother for this map, as it's already far enough along in its development that I have no desire to convert it to vector or start over.

Gamerprinter
08-01-2010, 05:50 PM
I use both vector and raster, and honestly in every program version vector (Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw, Xara) is far easier to use than photoshop of GIMP. But they're completely different animals, and you have to put the raster mind-set away when you start with a vector app. Once you 'get it' you'll understand.

GP