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ffxfiend
10-15-2009, 03:39 AM
Hello, I'm pretty new here so I figured I'd post a map I'm currently working on. I used Ascension's Atlas Style Tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4084) as my base and am now adding what I hope to be some final touches.

I'm not too happy with my border around the ocean area and am trying various things to get it to look right... but my novice PS skills are hindering me at the moment.

I'm all up for some CC and pointers on how I can make improvements. Oh and no need to go easy, even though I am a complete noob when it comes to map making ;)

Thanks for looking! :)

vhailor27
10-15-2009, 06:29 AM
I really like the textures you used, but I like the colors even more. The rivers look complex and irregular, they are great.
What is the name of the font you used for the "crazy" lettering? They remind me of a duck family I used to know.

Steel General
10-15-2009, 07:42 AM
Looks good to me.

Gidde
10-15-2009, 09:52 AM
The only suggestion I have is to maybe reduce the opacity a bit on your coastline stroke; it's a little harsh compared to the watercolor-like look you have on the rest of the map. Other than that, I really like the style. Way to take a tutorial and put your own touches on the product :)

Scott Livingston
10-15-2009, 10:21 AM
I have to echo a few of the previous comments--great textures, colors, and font. The coast is okay but it might look better if it weren't as bright (you could try reducing the opacity as Gidde suggested, or another method...whatever works). And I'm not sure about the logic of the salt marsh...specifically the fact that there appear to be rivers leading from the desert to the sea. Where do the rivers get their water from?

I'm a noob too, so take my advice with the necessary grains of salt!

ffxfiend
10-15-2009, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback! I lightened up the border around the land. I think it fits much better now.

As for the marsh I added a river coming down from the mountains in the NE skirting around the marsh and joining with the one to the south. I'm not sure I like it so I might end up changing it later on but it does make more sense having something their to feed the marsh. Unless I can come up with a good reason for not having the river...

The font I used was Tengwar Teleri. I got it from dafont.com.

Here's a new upload with the changes added to it.

Karro
10-15-2009, 06:29 PM
Very cool... I like this style and where you seem to be going with it.

Also... cool, almost... I don't know, maybe arabic-seeming tengwar font. Very nice.

Ascension
10-15-2009, 06:46 PM
I like it, good stuff.