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JakeWoods
06-07-2009, 09:21 PM
Just roughing out a region. Havent got any descriptions yet still a WIP..
So this is just a teaser...

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Immolate
06-07-2009, 10:13 PM
Fair warning Jake, the contest ends on 6/10 which is Wednesday. The lite contests have been scheduled to go from half-month to half-month so as not to interfere with the big boys' and girls' contest. If you won't be ready by 6/10, probably better to hold off and pull the trigger on the June/July contest.

JakeWoods
06-08-2009, 03:09 AM
I know its going to be close but Im sure Ill get it finished in time. Better get back to work

JakeWoods
06-08-2009, 05:50 AM
Well this is the final product.
the text is a little rushed but I can come back to that later on.
Hope you like it..

Newer Version..

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I regret that I only have a very old computer that is why I cannot
get the image size that I would like.


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Gandwarf
06-08-2009, 06:00 AM
Now, that's what I call a nice map! It's like I am looking at Google Earth. Your coast, water and mountains are spectacular.
Like you I regret the size... it would have been very cool to be able to zoom in.

Can you share some information about how you created this map?

Unfortunately I cannot rep you as I need to spread my rep around first.

Steel General
06-08-2009, 06:17 AM
Well done...

Ascension
06-08-2009, 08:11 AM
Those forests totally rock. You have monastery spelled wrong though ;) swap the e and a.

Alfar
06-08-2009, 10:03 AM
I got your back, Gandwarf. Rep'ed for a beautiful map.

The river is pretty wide, I'd argue - unless it's a strait, of course... Or The Grey Mountains are kinda smallish. What's the scale here?

msa
06-08-2009, 11:37 AM
Can you share some information about how you created this map?

Yeah, I'd like to know how its done too. Did you lay the mountains and labels down on a satellite image? The water colors, in particular around the coastline, look exactly like a satellite image. The forests look a bit like satellite images too, but its mostly the water.

JakeWoods
06-08-2009, 03:37 PM
The process is as follows.

Create a terrain in terragen
Use terrain in vue add base textures lighting and trees
then photoshop
then some more photoshop
Here is the image just after vue stage
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and here again midway through photoshop
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JakeWoods
06-08-2009, 03:42 PM
The river is pretty wide, I'd argue - unless it's a strait, of course... Or The Grey Mountains are kinda smallish. What's the scale here?

I agree that the river is a little large and there is no scale that I have worked to here. It was all abit rushed to meet the dead line but Im sure that I can refine the image and post again later after the comp ends with some fine tuning but it will take time on my old pc.


I am glad to here you all saying that it looks like a satellite image as that was the result that I was trying to achieve. I am trying to make my maps look as real as possible.

msa
06-08-2009, 05:16 PM
I am glad to here you all saying that it looks like a satellite image as that was the result that I was trying to achieve. I am trying to make my maps look as real as possible.

Well, its an awesome effect. I was sure you were using a satellite image as your base! Any plans on posting a step-by-step tutorial? It would be a great addition to the tuts section!

ironmetal250
06-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Wow how'd you get that epic coastline?

JakeWoods
06-09-2009, 07:51 AM
I was not completely happy with the final product and had some time to redo the text so here is tha final version Not sure if I have to change over the other one..

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Immolate
06-09-2009, 09:06 PM
I like it. It's very visually stimulating. I just keep looking at it to see what other detail I've missed.

JakeWoods
06-10-2009, 04:52 AM
Any plans on posting a step-by-step tutorial? It would be a great addition to the tuts section!

I have thought about this and I will start working on one. Thanks for the suggestuion. I will hopefully have it posted by the weekend.

Gandwarf
06-11-2009, 12:20 PM
I have thought about this and I will start working on one. Thanks for the suggestuion. I will hopefully have it posted by the weekend.

That's going to be a great addition to this forum indeed!