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DarkUnderlord
09-23-2010, 12:46 PM
Sup? I am in need of a World Map for a project I've been working on and off of for a while now. Technically I can work without a map, but having one would be kinda neat.

Time-Frame: Oh, within the next 3 months would be nice.

Style: Ascension's Atlas Style (http://www.cartographersguild.com/content.php?116-Ascensions-atlas-style-in-Photoshop) (or similar). Something like this would be ideal (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?7255-First-map-The-Watching-Sun), this is also quite nice (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21760&d=1265188853).

Quality: Passable (if it looks like any of the maps linked above, it'll be fine).

Format: .png

Size: 2000 x 2000 pixels

Copyright: I get to use it obviously. You can use it too if you like, just because I'm nice. :) Hell, post it here publicly and anyone can use it. It is for an online project, so I will of course mention you in the credits - with possibly a link to this post or something (assuming the project ever gets online - yeah, it's one of those). There is a dream the project will one day be a commercial venture... but that's a dream - and I'm not willing to spend money on it at this stage.

Description: I don't want to be too specific, mainly because the Atlas style seems to lend itself to a bit of randomness (I do actually have a basic outline). Plus I think a map should kind of grow naturally - and trying to build to something specific probably wouldn't work. I do however, have a bunch of different territories with different types of terrain that are found in them:

Northland: Very green. Green pastures, with some purple-ish "heath" areas, forests and woodlands. A mountain range acts as a natural barrier between Northland and its neighbours. Maybe there are a few Mountain ranges? Some of the Mountains are Snow-capped. There are a couple of lakes here. Lots of rivers.

Lithennovia: Cold. Borders with Northland. Tundra (white, icy terrain) is near the northern edge of the map. There should be some major lakes here, maybe a series of lakes. Throw in a swamp for good measure. The border between Lithennovia and Aaba-Moz is a river. The border between Lithennovia and Northland is a mountain range.

Aaba-Moz: Very dry (yellow in colour). A major desert dominates the area (or maybe doesn't dominate but is featured). But it's not all desert. There are some prairies, a few hills.

Kell: This is a volcanic island, so obviously it's main feature is a volcano. It should be very "grim-dark". Use greys, make it look evil. The people who live here eat puppies.

Daierei: Bogs, marshes, forest and rainforest dominate this territory. There's a string of small islands between Kell and Daierei.

Ugaea: Another island. Much smaller than Kell. Dominated by a nice sandy beach / bay.

Invergith: Another territory.

The main concept is that is a wide variety of terrain, from cold tundra, to mountains, to green pastures, rainforests and bogs, and deserts. Lakes and rivers should be in appropriate lakey and rivery places. The territories are basically just different groups of terrain - but that doesn't mean terrain shouldn't be repeated. So if you can stuff all of that into it, as long as the basic stuff is there I'm not too fussed. EG: Kell is a Volcanic island - I'm not particularly too fussed where it ends up; Even if neighbours are shifted around or the desert area of the map ends up somewhere else because it just looks better there.

Leave out all the place / territory / location names as I'll add them in myself. All I require is a bare map with the basic geography I'm after.

Any takers?

Marken4
09-26-2010, 10:07 AM
Could you possibly post you basic outline?

Steel General
09-27-2010, 07:09 AM
You could give Ascension's tutorial a try and see what you come up with.

DarkUnderlord
09-27-2010, 10:52 AM
Could you possibly post you basic outline?
Thar it is.

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9817/antalia.png


You could give Ascension's tutorial a try and see what you come up with.
I did. I was... less than successful. My photoshop skills are pretty basic and I don't have teh skillz to colour **** nicely.

Marken4
09-27-2010, 12:36 PM
Really interested in giving it a try, but I got homework all the way up to my ears at the moment.

verdilak
09-27-2010, 01:18 PM
I'll try my hand at it if no one else has beaten me to the punch!

Ascension
09-27-2010, 03:52 PM
Certainly I could jump and do this but I never do because it gives everyone else a chance to try out a commission that uses one of my tuts as the basis for the map. Plus, I'll be in Cancun for the next 10 days. :) So someone jump in and do us proud.

Aval Penworth
09-28-2010, 08:45 AM
I'll be in Cancun for the next 10 days. :) So someone jump in and do us proud.

So that extradition order finally came through. Well you knew your past was gonna catch up with you eventually.;)

Ascension
09-28-2010, 05:10 PM
I'm totally innocent. I had nothing to do with that girl, the donkey, or the bag o white stuff.

Marken4
10-05-2010, 05:51 PM
I think you should do this Asc. I've given it a try a couple of times, but both of them ended up way to embarrasing to post here ^^'

Aval Penworth
10-07-2010, 10:50 AM
Sorry DarkUnderlord, dude. We've ben arseing around and no one has given you a straight response. So is anyone gonna help out? There's gotta be half a dozen around here a'could knock this out before breakfast.

ravells
10-07-2010, 03:35 PM
I've had a semi-stab at this. Happy to pass on the .psd file to anyone who wants to improve on it.

::edit:: yak, I'm a fiddling....off to watch TV. What is it about us and our irrepressible desire to keep fiddling with our maps?

mearrin69
10-07-2010, 03:43 PM
One important point that's missing is scale. How large is the map (miles, kilometers, whatever) in both directions? I might give it a go myself tonight if I get a chance. Be cool if you had several to choose from. :)
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DarkUnderlord
10-17-2010, 02:47 AM
Sorry for the late reply, seems the e-mail notifications stop working if you don't visit the thread after getting one. Kind of annoying as I didn't realise anything had happened.


I've had a semi-stab at this. Happy to pass on the .psd file to anyone who wants to improve on it.

::edit:: yak, I'm a fiddling....off to watch TV. What is it about us and our irrepressible desire to keep fiddling with our maps?
That's pretty cool. I like the whisp of smoke from the Volcano.

The only real complaint I'd make is it feels a little "cartoony". Possibly because of the black lines around the edges. That and the water texture looks a bit odd? Maybe it's too bright or needs a bit of variation for deeper water or something.

Otherwise:
More snow in the North. And if you can, squeeze in some flat "Tundra" style terrain (Civilization style). Not much, just a smidge, maybe brings the Mountains in the top right down a bit.
Move the desert right (East) a bit and replace where it moslty is now with plains, savanna, meadow. (Yellow colours?)
You've got some nice marshy / swampy looking terrain in the top left, can you move that down to the South Island - and where you have it now, throw in some more fields and grassland? (But leave some of the marshy parts - maybe about 1/3 to 1/2 of it).
Mountains look a bit square-ish.
Really like that Volcanic island - it is *exactly* the sort of thing I had in mind.
I put some notes on the image for a better idea.

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/1484/markedup.jpg (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/markedup.jpg/)

Other than that, it matches the idea I had in mind and will work perfectly for what I want to do. If you're able to make those few changes, I'd happily use it.


One important point that's missing is scale. How large is the map (miles, kilometers, whatever) in both directions?
If I use ravells map, the top part is meant to represent a good chunk of a continent. With the island being a large - say England sized - island.


Be cool if you had several to choose from. :)
If other people want to take a stab at it, I wouldn't mind seeing some different versions with more land area and less water. Even something just completely different to the one that's been done. My main issues really are just having the terrain variety (things like the Volcanic Island - which might even be a Volcanic area in the mainland if you really want to be completely different).

ravells
10-17-2010, 05:54 PM
Sorry, DarkU, I'm working on some other stuff now and it's unlikely that I'll have the time for your edits, although I'll be happy to pass the .psd file onto someone else if they'd like to run with it.

Marken4
10-18-2010, 09:13 AM
I could possibly edit this if you upload the .psd file

ravells
10-18-2010, 10:26 AM
Hi Marken, the .psd file's too big to upload here (about 40mb), but I've put on mediafire - you can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?reyjo1t61tvo5o4

Good luck!

Ravs

Marken4
10-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Okey, there you go. Did everything you asked me to do(I think) and some more tweaks.. :) Hope it isn't awful x)

EDIT: Well.. It sure got a terrible quality when I uploaded it.. x) Don't know what I can do to make it better?

ravells
10-20-2010, 05:58 AM
Nice work Marken!

DarkUnderlord
10-20-2010, 10:19 PM
EDIT: Well.. It sure got a terrible quality when I uploaded it.. x) Don't know what I can do to make it better?
Upload it to something like MediaFire in a zip file if you want to get around that (and please do if you can - a nice high Q version would be good for what I'm doing). But that is awesome.

Seriously, thanks!

Marken4
10-21-2010, 01:30 AM
There you go (http://www.mediafire.com/i/?463txb3dzmbos2d)

DarkUnderlord
10-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Excellent, thanks.

DarkUnderlord
11-06-2010, 09:03 AM
I thought people might be interested in what I've done with it (http://www.mylandmykingdom.com/worldmap.php)...

Marken4
11-08-2010, 12:47 PM
Cool! I'm impressed ^^