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nichollsr
04-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Hi All,

First post in a long time but ive just started getting some time to do a bit of mapping. Ive attached my latest idea for a campaign map and I wondered if you'd be good enough to give me some feedback. How it can be improved etc would be great.

Regards....

NeonKnight
04-16-2009, 02:23 PM
Looks good sir!

Ascension
04-16-2009, 04:40 PM
I know diddly about CC3 but this looks good to me.

nichollsr
04-16-2009, 04:58 PM
Ive used CC since CC1 but I really do like CC3. It has a steep learning curve but can produce some nice maps once you get your head around it.

The annuals (monthly updates) are a great addition as this give different map styles or extra symbols etc. This particular style is from the February/March 2009 issue if i remember correctly.

Steel General
04-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Reminds me of Forgotten Realms maps

NeonKnight
04-16-2009, 08:31 PM
Reminds me of Forgotten Realms maps

Should. It is the FORGOTTEN REALMS style by Allyn Bowker for CC3:

http://sub.profantasy.com/2009/february09.html

Steel General
04-17-2009, 06:38 AM
Aha! So I'm not quite as clueless as my wife likes to believe I am. :D

nichollsr
04-17-2009, 07:05 AM
Well ive now 'zoomed' into an area and detailed a little more as well as changing the font to a more 'fantasy' style one - any advice on improving it ?

NeonKnight
04-17-2009, 12:59 PM
Hard to offer critiques to something so well done ;)

having played with this style myself, I found a few things that personally to me I did not like and changed up a bit on my maps.

That being the BLUE halo on the rivers. On my maps I removed the LIGHT blue and replaced with a light blue glow. Gave the same effect, but instead of a HARD transitions, it was softer.

nichollsr
04-17-2009, 01:10 PM
Hi Neon,

Thanks for the complement and the advice. I will give it a go and repost.

Regards...

nichollsr
04-17-2009, 01:49 PM
Well ive tried it and I prefer the original - each to their own i guess. Thanks for the suggestion though. Any other suggestions or ideas ?

Nyco
04-19-2009, 05:04 PM
where did you get the symbol of FR, just update your version ?

NeonKnight
04-19-2009, 05:07 PM
It's from profantsy:

http://sub.profantasy.com/2009/february09.html

Nyco
04-19-2009, 05:17 PM
ohh it's not free :(.

All the FR are not Free ?

nichollsr
04-20-2009, 12:31 AM
ohh it's not free :(.

All the FR are not Free ?

Hi Nyco,

No they sadly are not free but they are in my opinion good value for money. You pay for an annual subscription to the 'CC3 Annual'. This particular mapping style is part of the 2009 Annual.

Check out www.profantasy.com - ive always liked their software and their forums are full of helpful people as well :-).

Nyco
04-21-2009, 05:38 PM
yeah great product, but not yet for me , in a few year perhaps i ll pay me some.