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Historyhead
02-04-2009, 05:09 PM
Hi All, I would like to introduce myself and offer up a map that I've just started. I've been meddling with CC3 and Fractal Terrains but haven't done anything serious yet. This work in progress has certainly been inspired by Bohunk's Ystraad Map. I have taken some real world island groups and made some adjustments with scale and rotation to create this small continental island group.

Jason

Ascension
02-04-2009, 05:30 PM
Ooo, this would be great for some naval battles and pirates, arr me luvs me some pirates.

Steel General
02-04-2009, 05:37 PM
Welcome Aboard!

First post, first map - have some rep! *bonk*

NeonKnight
02-04-2009, 06:08 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

Can't wait to see that maps finished product.

Midgardsormr
02-04-2009, 10:14 PM
Very nice coastal outline. The influence of real-world features definitely lends this map some authenticity. Are you planning to keep it black-and-white?

Asharad
02-04-2009, 11:14 PM
Nice start!

Historyhead
02-05-2009, 04:25 PM
I hope to finish this as either black and white or mercator using CC3. I'm still trying to find a comfort zone in what I can do using effects in CC3. I don't have PS and just like the feel of old fashioned maps. Island groups include portions of the Shetlands, modified Falklands, Iceland, and the Philipines.

Steel General
02-05-2009, 04:29 PM
You could try using GIMP - similar to PS, but without the cost. Very few things you can do in PS that can't be done in GIMP and there are several very skilled and knowledgable GIMP users here.

joćo paulo
02-05-2009, 05:45 PM
Good work in the coastline.

I like to see you in the February '09 Challenge (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?f=45)

..and welcome :)

bartmoss
02-06-2009, 12:43 AM
Hi Jason, welcome aboard.

ravells
02-06-2009, 01:20 PM
Welcome to the Guild, Jason. Nice start there! As joao paulo said....as you're just starting the map, why not enter the Feb Challenge? It's amazing what a deadline can do to concentrate the mind!