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Diamond
01-08-2012, 09:54 PM
Something for a story idea; kind of a dying Earth type of thing, with the remnants of ancient technology mingling with necromancy and vampires.

Many thanks to StarRaven for the swamp brushes:
http://starraven.deviantart.com/art/Sketchy-Cartography-Brushes-198264358

and to PickeBu for the mountain and desert/dune brushes:
http://pickebu.deviantart.com/art/Old-Map-Brush-Set-64151770

Font is Optimus Princeps.

eViLe_eAgLe
01-08-2012, 10:58 PM
Awesome map. Btw, what kind of necromancy may I ask? Magic necromancy? Or necromancy using technology?

Diamond
01-08-2012, 11:58 PM
Probably technological; I was picturing ancient AI's grafted onto humans, existing in a state of undeath, as well as more primitive, 'barbaric' vampires living in clans in the mountains, the result of ancient breeding programs gone awry.

TheRedEpic
01-09-2012, 12:05 AM
Yet another fantastic map. I love your stuff Diamond! Very natural, something that some of my maps lack, excellent work sir!

Bogie
01-09-2012, 02:09 AM
Cool Map! Looks great.

Lukc
01-09-2012, 03:12 AM
Pretty nifty map, that! How did you do the coastline stippling?

Sapiento
01-09-2012, 03:49 AM
I like the colours! Fine map.

Diamond
01-09-2012, 09:57 PM
Pretty nifty map, that! How did you do the coastline stippling?
Very easy:
1) Duplicate the 'land' layer, set fill of this stipple layer to 0%.
2) Outer glow, color black, set to 'dissolve', and set the size and opacity as desired.
3) Make another layer underneath this one, and merge this and the stipple layer together to remove the layer effects.
4) Layer - Blur - Soft Blur
5) Place this new, merged layer under the land layer, but on top of whatever ocean layer you might have.

And that's it.

Katto
01-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Excellent map Diamond! The only thing I have to criticise is the circular placement of the tree symbols in the south, but that's just me.
I can imagine that this style could be transfered to CC3.

Diamond
01-10-2012, 11:45 PM
Yeah, I wasn't very happy with that either, I think I got hypnotized by the text label there. :D

Lukc
01-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Very easy:
1) Duplicate the 'land' layer, set fill of this stipple layer to 0%.
2) Outer glow, color black, set to 'dissolve', and set the size and opacity as desired.
3) Make another layer underneath this one, and merge this and the stipple layer together to remove the layer effects.
4) Layer - Blur - Soft Blur
5) Place this new, merged layer under the land layer, but on top of whatever ocean layer you might have.

And that's it.

Cool, thanks! :) Gonna try that out.

Schwarzkreuz
01-14-2012, 07:51 AM
I want to try out too. I love your maps!

Diamond
01-17-2012, 12:46 AM
Thanks! :)

Thesslian
01-20-2012, 08:19 AM
Beautiful map. And thanks for the interesting technique.

m.s.jackson
01-21-2012, 03:39 AM
Very nice, fluid and natural.

torstan
01-21-2012, 10:38 AM
It's a beauty Diamond - the hard black lines with the light colouring generates a beautiful effect. Really nicely done. Repped and rated.