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    Map Alethea

    This was my first attempt at creating a map using a tutorial. The tutorial I chose was Ascension's Atlas style, and I rather like the way the map came out. I stopped short of adding countries, because I didn't want to spend any more time on it, but it's still aesthetically pleasing, I think.

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    That turned out really nice. Great job.

    Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
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    The edge of your continent has a lot of little pixels, that when stroked, create a fuzzy looking stroke. You can remove those little dots by using the filter Noise-Median...it smooths things out. Other than that, nice job.
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    Thank you all, and especially, thank you, Ascension, for your fantastic tutorial. I admit that it took three times through it get things to work right, but when they finally did, the result was wow! I finally figured out where I had been going wrong and suddenly everything came together. (Instead of applying the terrain gradient to the overlay, I was applying it to the layer, which didn't work).
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    Anytime, man. Anytime. That's what we're here for.
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