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RolandRedJack
09-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Hello everyone. This map is about 2 days of work, learning as I go to make mountains/forests/terrain effects and so on via Youtube, guy named ZombieNirvana along with things I've figured out already in PS. From frosted conifer trees and mountains to hilly dry deserts with empty river beds, to lush lake filled forests/plains and islands isolated in the middle of nowhere.. Along with a large ice sheet, tried to give it interesting terrain. The ocean is textured but I appear to have made it too fine to easily see, can see it on zoom though. Enjoy? I will probably be doing more like this one I learn a bit more here and there. Sorry for the smallish size and jpg, the PNG was over 14mb had to resize it.



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jtougas
09-27-2012, 04:36 PM
It looks like you have a good start. There are (always) some things that you could work on such as the "stroke" around the landmasses is a bit heavy and cut off in areas. The arctic landmass is well dome but could use some "blending" so that it doesn't look like it is just sitting on top of the northern landmass. Overall it's a great start. Have some rep :)

RolandRedJack
09-27-2012, 04:41 PM
thanks! yeah I fiddled with the stroke for hours, and alternated between destroying my moutnains to inversions and weird affects, I think I got a bit too happy with the transformation tools and so on, but it was a fun learning exercise.

jtougas
09-27-2012, 04:46 PM
thanks! yeah I fiddled with the stroke for hours, and alternated between destroying my moutnains to inversions and weird affects, I think I got a bit too happy with the transformation tools and so on, but it was a fun learning exercise.

And THAT is all that matters :) If your interested HERE (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?18280-Award-Winner-Eriond-A-Tutorial-for-GIMP-amp-Wilbur) is a great tutorial for creating landmasses. It requires GIMP and Wilbur but both are free downloads.

RolandRedJack
09-27-2012, 05:09 PM
great tutorial! even if its not exactly for PS, all kinds of info is great to read about, "The More you know!" and all that

jtougas
09-27-2012, 05:27 PM
Sorry about that I missed the part where you said you were using PS. :) GIMP and Photoshop are very similar (with Photoshop being just a bit more powerful) but since you already have PS HERE (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?8086-Award-Winner-Saderan-%96-a-tutorial)s another tut for you. :)

RolandRedJack
09-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Dang, thats cool. I'm starting-restarting a new map as of yesterday lol. Really playing with the difference clouds/clouds feature to see what sort of control I have over it, and trying to figure out how to clean up/smooth over some of the sometimes oddly jagged/floating edges it creates

GrimFinger
10-24-2012, 01:06 AM
Tone down the colors.