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pasis
12-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Hello all.
Itís been a while since I have done any mapping / posting anything new here, but now I decided to do something again. Attached is sample of one valley and itís a part of a bigger map Iím working on.
Itís getting a bit late and itís a workday tomorrow, so without going to any detail, here is the sampleÖ

Regards,
Pasi

moutarde
12-29-2009, 04:53 PM
That looks really good - the trees are impressive, they look like you could have painted in each one individually!

Ascension
12-29-2009, 04:57 PM
Good to see ya workin again. I like the shading that you've done on the mountains to give it that valley feel. The delta is pretty nice as well.

Diamond
12-29-2009, 04:59 PM
Another beautiful work of art...

Steel General
12-29-2009, 05:41 PM
Very nice so far!

Imahilus
12-29-2009, 07:03 PM
I absolutely adore this style.. its almost photolike, but better.
And this is a setting that pretty much fits the bill of a campaign I'm running, thus I'm wondering if I could 'steal' this WIP to add my own towns?
I'd appreciate it if I could, and understand if you'd rather I wouldn't. I wouldn't post any modifications.. (unless you'd desperately want that..)

Dain
12-29-2009, 11:13 PM
Wow, really nice!
Don't hesitate to show us th rest of the map!

absolutely wonderful, and It is still under work ;)
Any chance you give us some hints of how you managed to do such a wonderful map?

pasis
12-30-2009, 02:47 AM
I absolutely adore this style.. its almost photolike, but better.
And this is a setting that pretty much fits the bill of a campaign I'm running, thus I'm wondering if I could 'steal' this WIP to add my own towns?
I'd appreciate it if I could, and understand if you'd rather I wouldn't. I wouldn't post any modifications.. (unless you'd desperately want that..)

Imahilus, you are welcomed to use and modify it for your own campaign, have fun...

Diamond
12-30-2009, 05:09 AM
Y'know, one thing I did notice... is that a river violation, where it splits downstream like that? :D

Gandwarf
12-30-2009, 05:34 AM
Y'know, one thing I did notice... is that a river violation, where it splits downstream like that? :D

Technically it could be considered a delta :D

Anyway, very nice map. Good to see you back in the saddle. Would love to see more.

pasis
12-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Yes delta it is. I'm bending the "world rules" here a bit as Deltas doesn't normally form in the place I have put them. Here is another sample as I have finished the delta and moved further to the south.

pasis
12-31-2009, 03:38 AM
For some reason the attached image is oversaturated, but when I look at the same image stored on my PC, it is just fine. Does these attached images over saturated to anyone else?

Steel General
12-31-2009, 12:00 PM
I don't think it looks over saturated at all. The colors are rich, bold and give the image some 'real life'.

pasis
01-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Here is a new version and I thought I should show the full area as I got the land height map almost finished. I still have to create more flat land and I might extend this to the south and maybe to the east too, weíll see. Currently Iím struggling with the coastline as I want to make it look like the last ice age formed up the land and you could see the melting direction in few areas. I have a long way to go and the coastline is still pretty messy.

Ascension
01-01-2010, 07:51 PM
That is incredibly yummy looking. Are you doing the erosion in GeoControl?

pasis
01-02-2010, 03:19 AM
That is incredibly yummy looking. Are you doing the erosion in GeoControl?

Yes, I do the whole greyscale heightmap in Geocontrol and export to photoshop. But Geocontrol is really hard to master (sometimes it just have mind of it's own) and it took more time to do the heightmap than anything else so far. So I combined several geocontrol outcomes together and I also did some parts manually in photoshop to get decent results.

pasis
01-04-2010, 06:04 PM
Added more grassland and mountains (with some snow peaks and experimenting with rocky clifs). Also cleaned up the cost line and next I will start adding more forest and rivers etc. The attached sample is 50% of the original resolution, but should give you the idea...

Locution
01-05-2010, 04:49 PM
I really love your style pasis! This is a lovely map!