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TheJayde
11-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Looking for Critiques. Thanks in Advanced.

This is a D&D world that I've been playing with since... well some 15 years. With the help of this site and some of the tutorials, this is the result. 31057

Jaxilon
11-22-2010, 06:49 PM
That looks real good. I think you could use a Compass Rose as well as a distance legend. Obviously, there has been a lot of time spent in this world and it shows.

Diamond
11-22-2010, 08:31 PM
Ooooh, nice! Really inventive names. The only things I'd do is like Jax said, add a compass, and also maybe tone down the borders a little; the color overwhelms the terrain a bit.

Ascension
11-22-2010, 08:38 PM
I'm with D on the border colors but otherwise this is good stuff.

Steel General
11-22-2010, 10:00 PM
I agree with the previous critiques, but overall a nice job on this.

Sapiento
11-23-2010, 03:15 AM
Great map. I agree on the critiques, too.

Fransie
11-23-2010, 04:08 AM
See all replies above :)
Repped!

TheJayde
11-24-2010, 12:29 AM
Actually, I not only intend to put on a compass, but a calendar as well. The only reason I havent put on a distance scale is because Im not sure how many miles I want each of the hexes on the map to represent. Either two days or three days of actual travel time, which I have to figure out how many miles that is.

Thanks on the note for the borders and such, cus I was sorta wondering if they were too strong. I may just reduce the opacity on my borders by 50% or so. I was also thinking of puttint a layer over it to dull everything out. Or make it look more like old time parchment. Thinking of just a mustard yellow, and light brown clouds overlay with about 20% opacity. Not really sure yet.

Again thanks for the critiques.

pamoa
11-24-2010, 05:16 AM
very nice graphic background and inventive naming
country colours are very odd to your main colour theme
maybe undertone them all
but my main critic if you accept it is about your roads and symbols
they are all pixellised
use some softer edges
anyway you managed a very well balanced sea/land proportion

TheJayde
11-24-2010, 10:53 AM
I liked that the borders overhwelmed the terrain a bit, but it certainly does detract from all the work I did on the actual terrain. Though, Im not sure how I would make borders, to keep with the color scheme. Any suggestions anyone? I'm still sorta new to mapmaking. or... err photoshop.

Redrobes
11-25-2010, 10:02 AM
Awesome and repped from me too. Really nice bit of work and should be a "choice map". My only crit was that some of the roads could do with some anti-aliasing to smooth the edges of them cos they are a bit jaggy. You can do that by creating the roads on a larger bit of image, blurring them a bit and then scaling them back down then applying them to the map.

tilt
11-25-2010, 10:58 AM
nice map - I'd tone the borders down so they match the map more, so you can have border visible and still in balance with the rest. :)