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    Map The World of Tre

    I'm new here but I have a completed map that I finished little over a week ago. It's my first map I've done digitally and I still like it, though after looking around the tutorials here I'm sure I could do a lot better now.

    The map was done in gimp. For the ocean I used some grunge brushes and for the land I also used grunge brushes. After I had the land nicely colored I did a a bump map for a more 3D-ish texture. Then I added a drop shadow to both the land masses and the names.

    I know it could've used some mountains and rivers/lakes, but - for the mountains especially - I didn't really know how to decently make them.

    I hope to improve in the future, now that I'm here

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    Looks cool, have some rep for posting your first map! I really like your landform shapes, they're very natural-looking.

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    Looks pretty good and thanks for sharing your first map here. I agree with Gidde on your landshapes.
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    The land shapes are quite nice, though I think I would go a little easier on the dropshadow, especially on the text. Makes it a bit difficult to read.
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    Thanks guys. Steel General- I'll be sure to keep that in mind next time, thanks.

    And, probably going to sound like a noob here, what's rep?
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    Very nice !!. as for rep read here: (http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...ow-do-I-use-it

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    jtougas- Oh, thanks for the link, I understand now. And thank you.

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    jtougas Oh, thanks for the link, I understand now. And thank you.

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