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11-03-2008, 01:32 PM
Good morning to all!
I made this map totally in autoREALM. It's my first, noobish map, so, it' s very crap. But, is it a good start?
I hope that You like it! comments are welcome!
PS: it' s made in italian :P
PPS: big file :| big time upload...
PPPS: elapsed time from when I write this post and upload: 31 minutes :?
PPPPS: elapsed time from when I write this post and upload: 1 hour! of God!!
(5P)S: oh, upload complete

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/f8799eb0d9_12.21MB

11-12-2008, 01:26 PM
Unfortunately, map doesn't work for me.

I map exclusively in AR as well, although I now bought CC3 as my world got too large for an AR file.

11-12-2008, 07:43 PM
Here is your image. When saved as a 256 col PNG its a mere 120K. You can attach images like this with the attach BB code or by hitting the Manage Attachments button. I would recommend using JPG or PNG images.

Upload - 8 secs ;)

11-22-2008, 09:44 AM
Very Nice.

Its a lot better then any of my first attempts. :)

11-23-2008, 12:47 AM
I really like it!
Change the large expanse of blue water to a darker color so that it doesn't appear so prominent. Or add a texture (see bringing oceans to life with textures (http://www.decorative-maps.com/map-design-ocean-texture.html) on my website).
The large brown expanse "Monti Lhen" is a mountain? (guessing Monti in Italian is same as Monts in French) Other mountains are triangular shapes. Is there a difference? Same for forest versus tree symbols.

11-23-2008, 10:02 AM
Thanks :) Yes, Monti Lhem are Mountains Lhem... It is a mountain range, but the triangular shapes (single symbol of mnt.) are singular mountains... :| Same thing for forest... green expanse are big forest, and singular symbols are small forest... it' s a very simple (and crap) map, I will make a better map... :)
Thanks for suggestions...

11-23-2008, 10:25 AM
I wouldn't call it a crap map. Consider it a rough draft. All artists make studies of subjects before producing a final product, a effort that seems lost in the digital age.

11-23-2008, 11:49 AM
Very true - I used to love to draw stuff, but with a computer's ability to edit everything it just makes it too easy to 'cheat'.

I almost never sketch anything first anymore. :(

11-25-2008, 09:11 AM
For a short campaign, I think it's good enough. I'd spice it up a bit f it is for a longer story though. Personally, I don't care for the font, it distracts me from the map's features. but that's just a matter of taste I guess.

I'd probably make the trees a bit smaller and put in a few more to indicate the forest - they look a bit big compared to the mountains. Or do you want to show very large trees in small groups?

11-25-2008, 01:33 PM
@ Lwaxana: mmmh, good observation for the forest... i will make they smaller... thanks to all :)