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Djekspek
11-03-2009, 09:11 PM
Moved from the WIP forum to the finished map forum. I really had loads of fun making this. All thanks for the C&C! cheers

philipstephen
11-04-2009, 03:38 AM
I must spread more rep around...

but it is awesome!

Clercon
11-04-2009, 04:26 AM
Really lovely map. Great job :-)

Ghostman
11-04-2009, 05:07 AM
That's amazing work. Love the smooth hand-painted look!

Gamerprinter
11-04-2009, 05:09 AM
I definitely see a Cartographers' Choice map here. Love the painted style, while more art than some maps, it definitely carries itself as a map as well. Excellent fairy tale style!

GP

Steel General
11-04-2009, 07:49 AM
Wonderful!

cereth
11-04-2009, 10:55 AM
Very awesome!

Karro
11-04-2009, 11:09 AM
I second what's been said here. My only point of criticism is that the border is completely out of synch, style-wise, with the rest of the map (which is beautiful).

Djekspek
11-04-2009, 11:30 AM
hehe, I agree the border was kind of a last-minute fast hack... maybe the guild should introduce border police ;)

Noon
11-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Very beautiful, it could take for an illustration.
I also regret the map border. I think that the border is an important aesthetic element, often neglected (including by me)

Sapiento
11-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Beautiful!

Gandwarf
11-04-2009, 03:22 PM
Agreed... the map looks great, very artsy. The border does not fit unfortunately.

Djekspek
11-04-2009, 04:20 PM
hehe, i got the point ;). Not sure if am breaking rules uploading new versions in the finished section ... The 'forrest' typo (thanks Rdanhenry) had to be removed anyway so I switched border as well. Got some border from the web. Not perfect but at least better fitting to the map. cheers

Gandwarf
11-04-2009, 04:50 PM
Looks a lot better I think...
Let's see what the others say :)

Once it's really finished I would edit your starting post, remove the old attachment en upload the final version.

Steel General
11-04-2009, 05:05 PM
I like the new border better, it seems to 'flow' better with the overall style of the map.

Katto
11-05-2009, 05:35 AM
Lovely map!
The "For(r)est of Tiania": Was it intended?
Sorry, too late... Was so amazed, that I have not seen the second page:oops:

FarsightX3
11-07-2009, 12:12 AM
Have some rep my good sir! This is now my background on my desktop! Absolutely gorgeous!

Janherbergh
11-09-2009, 05:54 AM
Wow! That's beautifull! I love the style! I'm a bit new on cartography, so can I ask wich software have you used?

I hope some day be able to do something like that!

Djekspek
11-09-2009, 08:16 AM
thanks Janherbergh, the map was created using Photoshop (PS), which is a painting program (and can do loads more). PS is not cheap so you could also use Gimp which is a similar program but free. On the forums there's loads of tutorials, tips and tricks on how to use these programs to draw maps. cheers

Clercon
11-09-2009, 12:18 PM
If you want to buy PS and not spend too much money you can always try to do it as a student (depends on where you live probably, in Sweden its free to study at the university so here you can always apply to an evening course and then buy PS) or you can buy an older version on ebay. For painting maps I'd guess that all versions of CS Photoshop are equally good.

guyanonymous
11-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Gorgeous and usable! A great map.

IngIngsvar
11-10-2009, 05:30 PM
It is very nice.