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09-07-2009, 03:43 PM
Hi there!
I was wanting some opinions on the two small lakes I have in this map. The background other than the mountains (Thanks to RobAs simple mountains in gimp tutorial-Rob, you are THE man!) is a pattern I found on Genetica Viewer, but it matched what I had envisioned this region as so much I decided to use it anyway. It actually worked great with placing the river and the lake using the defined areas of the pattern. If you notice, the river starts from a black spot that could be a cave - so its showing up from an underground source and meanders into a small lake following the lay of the land. I used a darker earth tone for the water, then an even darker one in the center areas and gave it a good blur to try to create depth and I reduced the opacity down to about 80% to let the background show through a bit as details in the lake bed. I figured the water would be mostly clear anyhow, maybe a bit muddy, so I was happy enough. I was just kind of looking for a critique on that aspect of the map. Thanks.

Steel General
09-07-2009, 03:50 PM
It looks nice - the whole cave-river-lake thing works fine. The color scheme as a whole makes it difficult (at least for me) to really make out a lot of the details.

The Genetica viewer is fantastic, I use those textures all the time.

09-07-2009, 05:18 PM
I fully agree with the general... the map looks very promising, but the color scheme kinda mucks things up :(
This map seems to scream for some more colors, so things can start to make some more sense.

You get some reputation from me though for posting this map.

09-07-2009, 05:49 PM
I like the "wasteland" thing that you're going for here. I wouldn't change anything except the lakes/water. To that end I'm not real sure what I would do with them either :) I'd either go lighter or darker just to make them stand out more...darker would look better from an aesthetics point of view but lighter I just don't know. So I'd test both but probably go darker. Very nice whatever you decide to do and nothing really major, just minor tweaks. Good job.