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    Experimenting with a bit of a different color scheme. Many names are recycled from my other maps (hey, it's HARD thinking up all those names!) but I think they hang together within their cultural groups.

    Fonts are Optimus Princeps and Times New Roman.

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    The thing that turned out the best (in my point of view) was the forests - I finally found a 'look' for this type of map that I like!

    I should note also that the title box was pieced together from two different free-use clipart pieces - I didn't draw the individual leaves myself.
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    Dude, you're killing me Every time i go "woah, cool...that has to be the nicest map i have seen..." ... and then you come back with another one that is cool in other ways and all on its own. In other words: very nice map, have some rep! (even if it's only virtual because i think i will have to spread some love around before i can rep you again ^^ ).

    One thing's for sure, if i ever need to commission a map, i really hope you do take commissions!
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    Good result for your experiment! Which technique did you use for the mountains?

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    Nicely done!
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    Very nice result! Great colors..very vibrant.
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    Pretty! I particularly like the name inset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapiento View Post
    Which technique did you use for the mountains?
    They're inspired by some of Ascension's techniques - two different layers, one for hills, one for mountains. The Hills layer is just a B&W clouds layer, with varying amounts of Noise filter; the Mountains layer uses the same base clouds, but with 10 Difference Clouds applied and a tiny amount of noise. Then light filters are applied; I just mess around until I come up with a 'look' that I like, then take out all the black colors. Then the hills/mts layers are set to 0% fill, and after that it's just a matter of messing around with layer styles until you come up with a look you like. I use varying amounts of bevel/emboss, outer glow, and inner glow. Sometimes I'll add a third layer in between the hills and mountains if I need a smoother transition between the two.
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    Yeah I agree with Eilathen, you never cease to amaze me with both the speed and the quality of your map production Diamond. Amazing stuff.

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    re: recycled names - yeah, I've stared hard enough at your other maps that I could start to have the deja vu "haven't I seen this before" reaction :-)
    re: forests - that's a really effective look. Too many maps have forests only as puddles in the plains, with all mountains sticking up barren. I like these showing topography through the forest depiction.

    Landforms, palette, typography, ornamentation, layout -- all so very good. Nice work!

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    Actually I wonder how long do you need for one of your maps? I havent seen anyone have done as many as you.

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