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Relayer
09-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Okay, this is only the second map I've ever made. This is being done in Photoshop CS4, with some textures done in Genetica. It's pretty massive - 5000x5000px.

Now, I'm concerned I might have gotten myself into a bit of a hole here - quite simply, the colour palate is so rich that I have no idea how to go about annotating it clearly. I've included a couple of examples with example names to give an idea of what I'm talking about. I've also included a general overview showing the whole map so you can tell me how wrong all the rivers and everything is :P

29802

29801

29803

Any ideas?

Rythal
09-29-2010, 06:38 PM
Try putting a dark olive coloured glow around the white text for the land. the text for the water looks fine imo.

Oh and btw, the map looks amazing; good job.

arakish
09-30-2010, 12:54 AM
Or you could try black text with a white outer glow. I find that works best.

And that is a great looking map.

rmfr

arakish
09-30-2010, 01:00 AM
Just whipped this up based on your clip. Although not the same font, it demonstrates the white outer glow.

rmfr

Gallifreyan
09-30-2010, 01:18 AM
I think that you should do some colored text with an outer white rim and possibly reduced opacity. Something like Tear's Westeros map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/feature/WesterosMap.jpg) or Tom Cardin's Voradin map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/feature/VoradinMap.jpg).

Excellent map btw :D

jtougas
09-30-2010, 02:24 AM
Great looking map !! The black is fine for the rivers (maybe dial the opacity down just a little) the white is a little bright maybe an ivory or antique white with a black glow (although the black with a white glow looks good too..)

Fransie
10-01-2010, 03:57 AM
Lovely textures! I for one would like to see the entire map.

Aval Penworth
10-01-2010, 04:04 AM
Lovely textures! I for one would like to see the entire map.

I thought the top image in the first post was the whole map?

Fransie
10-04-2010, 03:31 AM
You're probably right Aval, seeing as it's named 'Overview'. But one can wish for an entire continent in this style, not?

Aval Penworth
10-04-2010, 05:29 AM
You're probably right Aval, seeing as it's named 'Overview'. But one can wish for an entire continent in this style, not?

Oh for sure. It is a fantastic style and I would love to see more as well.