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Alorin Dawn
09-01-2011, 12:25 AM
This is a recreation of an old hand drawn map from a D&D campaign from 20+ years ago. I am just learning how to use CC3/CD3 and this is my first map aside from the GREAT tutorial Gandwarf made.

There were a couple of contoured areas on my hand drawn map that I could not figure out how to represent in CD3, so still working on that. I'm also just learning how to create and edit sheets, so hopefully this will get better as time goes on.

Oh, and the numbered locations - I could not figure out how to communicate those aside from an additional key page... suggestions please!

* I tried to edit the walls sheet to decrease the walls shadow from 15 to around 8, but CD3 kept crashing each time I tried...

Any and all feedback is welcome.

/cheers

Ascension
09-01-2011, 12:40 AM
I like that you kept some trees in the village, so many just cut them all down. Looks like a nice place to me.

Hugo Solis
09-01-2011, 12:32 PM
Looking good. The shadows give it a nice sense of depth.

captainwalrus
09-01-2011, 09:54 PM
I like it!

One nitpick I see is that the numbers are kinda hard to read. Perhaps make it just black text, or reduce the brightness of the glow that you have now.

Also, the grass and water could use more of a texture. Right now it is kinda too uniform, and looks too perfect, in my opinion.

Alorin Dawn
09-02-2011, 02:03 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I am not sure how to make the grass look less uniform. I want to figure out how to get the brushstroke looks like the ones on the fantasic Littlebridge map. Still so much to learn...

Please continue to provide feedback!

landorl
09-03-2011, 08:29 PM
great map overall. I do agree that numbers are too hard to read, but other than that, it looks great!

Larb
09-03-2011, 10:09 PM
I don't use CD3, but I have read that many people use GIMP or other software to do the labeling with. I would recommend that myself too, 'cause I imagine it offers more control over the font and styles.

The town itself though looks great!

jaerdaph
09-04-2011, 01:14 AM
I don't use CD3, but I have read that many people use GIMP or other software to do the labeling with. I would recommend that myself too, 'cause I imagine it offers more control over the font and styles.

The town itself though looks great!

Yes, very nice map Alorin!

I do find myself using GIMP more and more for CC3 post-work. You can get some really nice effects with text labeling in CC3 alone, but doing the labeling in GIMP instead can really make a big difference.

Alorin Dawn
09-08-2011, 10:00 PM
Can anyone tell me how to represent a hill or landrise in CD3?

Kelron
09-10-2011, 06:27 PM
I like that you kept some trees in the village, so many just cut them all down. Looks like a nice place to me.
Seconded! The trees in the town are a nice idea!

Blaidd Drwg
10-07-2011, 11:49 AM
Seconded! The trees in the town are a nice idea!
+1
And it's a really lovely thing, you've drawn there :)
One little nitpick if I may: I noticed that the towers and walls cast equally long shadows, wich is fine of course, if they actually are equally tall. But the shadows cast by the towers are darker than those of the walls, which I think suggests that they are not.
Other than that: kudos!