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Sapiento
03-23-2013, 05:58 AM
I created a new brush set recently and now I will applicate these brushes on a coloured map. First idea for the land mass and some mountain and hill symbols.

vorropohaiah
03-23-2013, 06:26 AM
i like the look of those hills/mountains. been meaning to make some new ones myself.

- Max -
03-23-2013, 07:39 AM
I like them aswell :) I like them much than the land shape :p

Larb
03-23-2013, 10:46 PM
Well I assume the land shape is just to test them. But the mountains do look very nice.

Sapiento
03-28-2013, 04:33 AM
First tree and building symbols added; and a pattern for the water.
Some of the trees are cut off partially due to a mask, I will correct this in the next update.

- Max -
03-28-2013, 05:07 AM
Those buildings are lovely!

MarcoOostendorp
03-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Those buildings are lovely!
I agree, they are cute

Sapiento
03-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Thank you, guys. More buildings and rivers added, and more colour for the mountains.

Christopher Johnstone
03-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Very nice old world feel. I also wanted the say that the cities are really nicely crafted.

Chris

Sapiento
03-29-2013, 08:57 AM
Very nice old world feel. I also wanted the say that the cities are really nicely crafted.

Chris

Thank you, Chris!

Small update with more icons and a grunge layer added over the map.

- Max -
03-29-2013, 09:10 AM
Looking better and better!
I still have mixed thoughts on the sea pattern though. Maybe a bit too proeminent or too curvy I don't know...

aquarits
03-29-2013, 09:46 AM
the icons <3

Aredhel
03-29-2013, 12:27 PM
Very nice icons and colors!

Sapiento
03-29-2013, 01:45 PM
Looking better and better!
I still have mixed thoughts on the sea pattern though. Maybe a bit too proeminent or too curvy I don't know...

Hm, maybe I could turn down the opacity or delete more of the pattern with the mask.

- Max -
03-29-2013, 02:12 PM
GIve it a try and see how it goes...

Diamond
03-29-2013, 04:47 PM
I agree with Max regarding the sea pattern - it is a tad overwhelming. I had reservations about the darkness of the rivers also, but now that you've got more icons and stuff in there, it all balances out nicely.

Sapiento
03-30-2013, 07:38 AM
I decreased the opacity of the sea pattern and added a border and compass & scale bar. Some labels for the towns and villages.

Diamond
03-30-2013, 03:43 PM
Nice! I really like that broken/unused/forgotten road effect. The overall color palette is great; the only thing I'm not liking very much is the white stroke around the labels - is it possible to use a color stroke that more closely matches the background color around each label? The white is really jarring and 'computery' next to the soft, muted colors and shapes of everything else.

Hai-Etlik
04-02-2013, 01:06 AM
Nice! I really like that broken/unused/forgotten road effect. The overall color palette is great; the only thing I'm not liking very much is the white stroke around the labels - is it possible to use a color stroke that more closely matches the background color around each label? The white is really jarring and 'computery' next to the soft, muted colors and shapes of everything else.

The compass and the line along the coast likewise get a "done on a computer look" from the way they look like you've drawn in white over top of everything.

Sapiento
04-02-2013, 01:55 AM
Nice! I really like that broken/unused/forgotten road effect. The overall color palette is great; the only thing I'm not liking very much is the white stroke around the labels - is it possible to use a color stroke that more closely matches the background color around each label? The white is really jarring and 'computery' next to the soft, muted colors and shapes of everything else.


The compass and the line along the coast likewise get a "done on a computer look" from the way they look like you've drawn in white over top of everything.

Good points, guys.
I could try to solve this by creating 'errors' and overlap/delete parts of the pattern and coastline.

Sapiento
04-02-2013, 11:28 AM
Updated with more labels and also hopefully addressing the last comments in a satisfactory way.

Diamond
04-02-2013, 05:49 PM
Yes! Still legible and looks a hundred times better now.

- Max -
04-03-2013, 05:00 AM
I don't really agree. Though Diamond was right about the plain white glow, I don't really this one. The size of the glow is too big in my opinion and the colour make too huge contrast with the backgrounds colors. But maybe it's just me.

Sapiento
04-03-2013, 02:49 PM
I reduced the outer glow and added a legend.

- Max -
04-03-2013, 03:43 PM
It's all good for me! Just noticed one thing : the Westend lighthouse has a Magic School icon, is that ok?

kaelin
04-03-2013, 09:27 PM
I really enjoy this map! It's simple and sleek, easily read, and visually pleasing!
Well done! Have some rep!