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02-24-2010, 02:18 PM

Thats what I'm working on right now. Still need to add in the rivers and make the ocean look all awesome, but so far its not bad for a first try.

02-24-2010, 02:51 PM
The mountains looks nice. Good work.

02-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Woo ok so I'm deciding I'm done with this map. Did some stuff with the ocean, cropped the map, stuff like that.

As good as it gets: http://raejekii.deviantart.com/art/Continent-of-Tsidra-Finished-155287894

Bloody hell this thing took a long time to save....never again making a map on that scale. No point XD. One to four sheets of paper is fine XD

02-24-2010, 04:34 PM
Did you uncheck the "maximize compability"? If you do it will save faster.

02-24-2010, 05:35 PM
That's a good tip - thanks Carnifex

That's a good map - nice colour choices and a good use of the style. You probably don't need to upload the full ~56 Mpx image though - no one can really view that on a web browser. It might be worth downsizing it by 33%. That way when people view it on the screen they'll be viewing it at roughly print scale (92dpi screen/300dpi print ~33%). You'll avoid maxing out the viewer's RAM and caning their computer too...

02-25-2010, 11:08 AM
lol actually thats not the full size on my deviant art. It has been reduced by about 30% XD

02-25-2010, 11:23 AM
:) In which case I'd agree - you probably don't need to work at that resolution. I'm amazed PS handled it at all. What computer are you running?

02-25-2010, 02:17 PM
A rather wicked awesome mac at the college I'm going to.

02-25-2010, 03:29 PM
Ah, that would probably do it. I find that PS starts complaining at around 75 Mpx with more than 5 or 6 layers even with 4Gb ram (though I am using 32 bit PS so that's less of an issue).