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Sel93
03-03-2011, 05:59 AM
Hi!

After my black & white Gimp map, this is my first attempt on Photoshop. I used several tutorials and altered them a bit for me. Heres what Ive got so far.

Feedback is welcome. Im especially not sure about the geographical correctness because there are many mountains, and how the lakes did come up.

Currently Im searching for a good tutorial on forest.

Thanks in advance
Sel

wlievens
03-03-2011, 07:46 AM
It looks good. The water feels a bit weird though, it's as if the landmass floats above it.

Sel93
03-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Thank you. I will look for solutions for that later.

I worked on the texture a bit and implemented an attempt of forests. Heres the result:

Havard
03-03-2011, 01:19 PM
I love the color scheme used!

Sel93
03-03-2011, 04:44 PM
And labeled (not fully labeled, just some examples)...improvement suggestions welcome

Gidde
03-04-2011, 07:58 PM
You may want to desaturate some of the labels a bit -- the orange and red in particular are a little bit strong against the green background.

Steel General
03-05-2011, 10:00 AM
I always try to avoid using red and green (for text) together - the whole colorblind test thing. Other than that, it looks quite nice.

anstett
03-05-2011, 11:14 AM
Hear hear on the red/green labels. I am colorblind and hate having to copy and paste something to a different background just to be able to read it. Map labels and legends with both color and excessively fancy font styles can cause me a lot of grief.

BOB

Sel93
03-07-2011, 11:15 AM
Ill rethink my labeling. Heres my further improvement on the style.

Currently working on the rivers, I hate them right now, need to find a good technique for that.

Sel93
03-08-2011, 12:41 PM
Here is my update. I deleted the biggest mountain because I thought it would be too much mountains. I also tried to make the rivers look more like the sea and the lakes, and added city points. I also changed the texture a bit again.

Feedback is welcome

Ascension
03-08-2011, 04:08 PM
I like the oversized trees and shadow...has an interesting, almost cartoonish quality and I dig that.

Piscivorous
03-08-2011, 07:59 PM
Ill rethink my labeling. Heres my further improvement on the style.

Currently working on the rivers, I hate them right now, need to find a good technique for that.

Have you tried the river technique in the pasis' tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?4405-Award-Winner-Rising-up-the-mountains-in-Photoshop&highlight=pasis)? Final pdf on page 10.

Looking good!

jtougas
03-08-2011, 08:34 PM
It looks great. You do have a couple of "odd" lakes but then I'm no expert on that :) repped

Troedel
05-26-2011, 06:01 PM
The rivers need some tapering I think. They should get a bit narrower at least at every fork. The look will be more natural. Otherwise I like it.

nolgroth
07-12-2011, 07:27 AM
This is a gorgeous map that is right up my alley in regards to style. It was nice to come back for a visit to the guild and stumble across this.

SkinnyKazoo
07-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Wow its been awhile since I last posted...this map is great, better than my first attempt at this style on PS lol

Good work