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grarrr
03-02-2011, 09:51 PM
After i found Ascensions Tutorial for Atlas-Style last night I went crazy about trying and learning... Here's the result.

Dear Guildsmen,
I'm a new aspirant - some personal information will be introduced right after this here is done.


Finding your Community and all the helpful hands it offer's really made me happy. Especially Ascensions Tut opened
my eyes - working for almost 10 years with PS and DTP-Software made me kind of snowblind to the tricks and techniques
I needed - let's say - 18 years by now, to bring nothing less then a whole world to papyrus (all the pen and paper-work
was just the nursery =)

then here's my 1st try in regional/worldmapping right after A's Tut just to learn the handling - not related to any rpg/
fantasyworld - I wanted to make it pure physical/kind of satalite-view so i skipped the borders and other landmarks...

I also varied in colors, expand-ranges and the way of blending layers in and out to see what's possible - and to make
it more personal to me

this I like:
+ the fantastic way to roughen the coastlines
+ the possibilities of lightspots
+ my colors ;)
+ that's all together are simple tricks - but their combination (I hadn't found myself) make the brilliance
Lot of Thanks to Ascension again and again...

this I don't like (so much about my 1st try)
- shelfline isn't such a beautiful rough cliff (i guess it's a matter of the expanded selection and some more trys with the bevel-contour)
- some mountainranges have strange steps (i blended some mountains via masks out - but it also looks to be used cool somewhere)
- some hillareas look more like valleys/sinks (must have s.th. to do with the set LightSpots - more to play and test)
- the polar region could use some/one big glacier/s (i might create another hugh flat mountainlayer and experiment with the bevel)


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boah - i wrote quite a lot... and there is so much more: how does this technique work when i want to redraw my landmasses, mountains and
coasts already clear defined? how do i keep accuracy when changing the scale: Planet > Continent > Countries > Regions > Town > piazza?
and where goes the time?

so I hope this is an appropriate 1st Try an post.

Sam Conifer
03-02-2011, 10:20 PM
I think it looks amazing. I really should go through the gimp version of the tut. Did I download that? Better go dig through the comp...

Ascension
03-02-2011, 10:21 PM
Glad you found it helpful and informative. :) As to your questions in the paragraphs before the pics - yes, there's so much to experiment with that I never make two maps alike (and I created the damn method). Heh heh. Of course, I prefer the tweaking and changing and experimenting so that I always come up with new things. As to the last paragraph, you can keep everything non-destructve by using masks and adjustment layers and for max detail work as large as you can - I can work up 25,000 x 15,000. A simpler way is to make each continent separate and then just composite them on top of a big blue ocean. I like your colors, very bright and vivid like a board game.

Diamond
03-02-2011, 10:59 PM
Awesome job, dude! I especially like the colors in your mountains - that really looks great.

monks
03-02-2011, 11:35 PM
I like it, it'd make a nice board game. (spelling correction: "phYsically" ;)

grarrr
03-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Thanks and more Thanks


[...] I prefer the tweaking and changing and experimenting so that I always come up with new things. [...]

yeah - I'm comfortable with the idea of Learning By Doing till desired result ...and then maybe define some actions


[...] you can keep everything non-destructve by using masks and adjustment layers and for max detail work as large as you can - I can work up 25,000 x 15,000. A simpler way is to make each continent separate and then just composite them on top of a big blue ocean. I like your colors, very bright and vivid like a board game.

each continent seperate isn't the way cuz they're not really detached, i thought of this but it would lead to other difficulties - but thank you

and thank you for the kind words from the Meister =)

grarrr
03-03-2011, 12:21 AM
Thanks
and upps - what happend - it took a while but i managed to insert the correct one

Kilian
03-03-2011, 03:28 AM
Fantastic. I hope Ill be as good as that one day. Well done!

Sapiento
03-03-2011, 04:16 AM
Sehr schön!
Beautiful!

Troedel
03-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Very good. I especially like the northern region that has the feeling of ice coverd woodland.

There are spacec where everything seems to be blurred or without pattern. They stand out want to be filled in my opinion.

grarrr
03-03-2011, 03:55 PM
THX - though in this distant view i didn't intend to make woodland visible - but if you like it its's fine =)
&
i get your point at those 'flat' spaces - theye're supposed to be flat areas with no hills, just grassland, woods or whatever

i plan to experiment and figure out more "Nature" with textures or brushes i'll test - but one step after another...

so thanks for your view

Kilian
03-07-2011, 04:10 PM
Fantastic. Im still learning how to use Photoshop. Grrr....hopefully one day.