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Troedel
11-09-2010, 07:05 AM
I found this wonderful tutorial by Tear ( Saderan - a tutorial ) and as I love his style I will try to give it a shot. So here is the first take at the oceanic body, landmass still all white. I hope I can live up to this tutorial and make the most out of it.

tilt
11-09-2010, 07:47 AM
you've got a good start with this nice landmass :)

LonewandererD
11-09-2010, 08:38 AM
Very nice so far, Tear's tut is great and you seem to have made a pretty start with it. I'm interested to see how the land features take shape. I also like the landshapes, very nice.

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landorl
11-09-2010, 11:01 AM
The landmass looks very good. It looks like a natural formation, so that's a good start!

Nathan
11-09-2010, 05:57 PM
That's right ! Keep going ! :)

Katto
11-10-2010, 01:54 PM
Good start Trödel. The shape is really nice. Let's see what you're doing with it ;)

ExMachina
11-10-2010, 02:27 PM
Tear's excellent tutorial is always a good place to start. :)

Looking forward to how this will develop, right now you're definitely on the right track.

Troedel
11-10-2010, 05:16 PM
So here is another nightly build. I played around with the various settings to avoid th bluriness senn in other attempts on this tut as I donīt like that. The mountains seem to blend at a higher zoom, seeing the whole picture they are a bit set off. Just my feeling?

landorl
11-11-2010, 08:36 PM
The mountain ranges are looking very good. Keep it coming!

Troedel
11-12-2010, 05:02 PM
So here is the river layout final. I start to see blue lines across my kitchentable. Wanted to show it to experienced eyes to spot errors or give CC ( lakes may be a topic... ). So here it is, with rivers. I love my bamboo fun pen and touch.

Katto
11-12-2010, 06:32 PM
The relief effect on the lakes is too strong for my taste, but the rivers look good.

Sapiento
11-13-2010, 03:23 AM
I concur with Katto on the lakes, the rest of the maps looks fine.

Troedel
11-13-2010, 12:55 PM
You are absolutly right about the lakes. I did not want to finalize the shape and layout without some feedback. So the next step will be to fix that. THX for CC

bartmoss
11-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Rivers checked & approved, no violations detected. ;-)

Nice map, I shall be watching!

Troedel
11-15-2010, 06:01 PM
Nightly Build with some vegetation. Perhaps I will include some texture variation into this map, but i knda like it the way it is.

Troedel
11-21-2010, 04:31 PM
Iīm working on the placements of cities and villages. The problem I face that I donīt understand how to create a pattern of my "symbols", i just copy and paste and generate layer after layer. But that canīt be the solution. Suggestions welcome.

Troedel
02-07-2011, 05:42 PM
Got some work done. Placing major cities ( white border ) and settlements trying to get it look "natural" is a pain in ... Once you get it right I think it is quiet(?) satisfying. CC as always welcome.


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jtougas
02-07-2011, 05:48 PM
Looks Great !! :)

Ascension
02-07-2011, 10:57 PM
Good stuff, good stuff.

Diamond
02-08-2011, 03:42 AM
Looks pretty awesome so far. There is some noticeable tiling in the forests though...

Troedel
02-08-2011, 04:39 AM
You are are right, I did not notice it so far. Most noticable is the vertical line in the "Saldeeris Becken", its seamles but clearly visible once you spotted it. Iīll try to break it up. THX for the advice.

Naeddyr
02-10-2011, 07:07 AM
This is getting along very nicely.

Troedel
02-13-2011, 05:37 PM
A little update. Iīm not sure about the text background for the ocean ( not my idea, inspiration by one of the maps around here ). I like it but I donīt know if I can say itīs final. Forest tileing is still an issue. I tuned down the colours a little bit, the previous version was very "lively". I will finish this one soon because at some point itīs better to have a clean slate and new approaches. Still more often than not itīs "Iīll be back".

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Aenigma
02-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Which tutorial was it you said you were using?

Troedel
02-17-2011, 05:36 PM
It is the following tutorial Saderan by Tear.

There is a "final" version of my map Tarnath Kontinent in the finished map section with placenames.

Immolate
02-19-2011, 01:00 AM
I seem to have lost my post, so if you see I've posted twice it just means I'm senile.

I love the map, though I don't love the labels. I don't hate them either, they just don't thrill me like the rest of the map does. The text in the background feels out of place on this. That's a technique that I really like, and you did it very well and subtly, just seems out of place.