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megrim
04-08-2007, 12:14 PM
These are some maps i made for a campaign setting i never finished, also my first maps posted here. Let me know what you guys think. All maps where done with photoshop, no cartography programs used.

http://opctournaments.110mb.com/world.html
http://img.covrune.com/uploads/69bfd75cac.jpg
http://img.covrune.com/uploads/91adf5a852.jpg
http://img.covrune.com/uploads/59133be3ad.jpg

Valarian
04-08-2007, 08:13 PM
Nice - very Forgotten Realms

RPMiller
04-09-2007, 12:26 PM
I agree with Valarian, very nice.

What I really like is the minimalist approach that still conveys the required information. I also like the more muted color pallet it gives a more "hand drawn" feel and with the watercoloring one could easily imagine an ancient cartographer sitting down at his table and painting these maps.

pyrandon
04-09-2007, 09:45 PM
Nicely done, Megrim! I especially like the first one (the close up), although all are pleasing to the eye! :) I like the saturation of the colors into the parchment, which give variations & character. Also, the mellow tone of the entire set fits well.

My only suggestion would be to mute the reds in the borders if this is intended to be an authentic, hand-drawn ("player's" ) map--they are too stark, "perfect," and out of place IMO. Ditto for the font style. On the other hand, if this is more of a GM map--or a cross between the two (as the Forgotten Realms maps were), then perhaps disregard that comment.

Did you draw the entire map by hand in Photoshop, or did you cut & paste from other maps/applications? I'm interested in how you achieved the forest border & the hill/mt. elevations details.

Well done!

megrim
04-09-2007, 10:18 PM
Nicely done, Megrim! I especially like the first one (the close up), although all are pleasing to the eye! :) I like the saturation of the colors into the parchment, which give variations & character. Also, the mellow tone of the entire set fits well.

My only suggestion would be to mute the reds in the borders if this is intended to be an authentic, hand-drawn ("player's" ) map--they are too stark, "perfect," and out of place IMO. Ditto for the font style. On the other hand, if this is more of a GM map--or a cross between the two (as the Forgotten Realms maps were), then perhaps disregard that comment.

Did you draw the entire map by hand in Photoshop, or did you cut & paste from other maps/applications? I'm interested in how you achieved the forest border & the hill/mt. elevations details.

Well done!

I scanned my forgotten realms map and what i did was cut out a sample of a forest, a sample of a mountain and a sample of hills, terrains and such and with the clone tool i created the patterns for the other forests based on the sample i took, if you look closely every forest and mountain have the same border, it just twists and turns in different angles, the rest is a secret.

For the red lines, that is the regional map and the red lines divide the regions, that map is more of a guide than a player's map, i gave the map to my players by region with the cities and such.

ravells
04-10-2007, 08:52 AM
Gorgeous! I really like the dirt mapping on the sea.



Ravs

Ishmayl
05-10-2007, 01:07 PM
I would love to see a boundary-less version of these maps. They're beautiful, but the heavy red lines make it a little harder to absorb everything. And ++ for the FR-style; I feel like their most recent maps are the best in the RPG industry for looking nice and hand-drawn, conveying the proper amount of detail, and not going overboard.

megrim
05-11-2007, 01:32 AM
I would love to see a boundary-less version of these maps. They're beautiful, but the heavy red lines make it a little harder to absorb everything. And ++ for the FR-style; I feel like their most recent maps are the best in the RPG industry for looking nice and hand-drawn, conveying the proper amount of detail, and not going overboard.

Sorry for the late reply but here is a clean version of the map:

http://opctournaments.co.nr/region-worldclean.jpg

I was also asked to put up a tutorial on how i did the cloning and pasting... i will think about that, i am very lazy when it comes to explaining things :cry: