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    Map Aetherworld: Finished World Map

    Hey to all. This is the first map that I have ever attempted to create using graphics software on the computer. It was drawn using Photoshop and Illustrator. To be honest, for my first attempt at cartography, I am quite pleased with how it turned out. The mountains and hills were all individually hand drawn using a Wacom tablet. The "staining" is a compilation of an underlay and overlay I put together. I really appreciated all of the tutorials that I found around here as they greatly aided my fledgling abilities, and taught me quite a bit about the usage of Photoshop. Also a special thanks to everyone who commented and helped me out in my WIP thread. Please let me know what you think.

    The map is of a fictional world I am working on setting up for my own pleasure.

    Check out the WIP thread.

    The Finished Map

    You can also see a more detailed version of the NW corner of the map here.
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    Looks great, glad you got the all clear from the river police

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    And a fine first effort it is, too.

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    Wow, yes, that is a really nice piece of cartography.

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    Looks very good!

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    Very nice! I really love the style and look!

    Seeing people's maps always makes me want to jump into that world... >.>

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    Nice composition!

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    Thank you all for the kind words.

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    That is really, really great work. It's a major pain in the ass to draw mountains/trees/etc individually, but it really pays off when you do - just gorgeous. I love the colors and aging effects too. Thumbs up and rep from me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    That is really, really great work. It's a major pain in the ass to draw mountains/trees/etc individually, but it really pays off when you do - just gorgeous. I love the colors and aging effects too. Thumbs up and rep from me!
    I agree about individually hand drawn elements look great and that they can gt to be a royal pain in the ass. I had originally created a GIMP image hose brush and had laid the mountains out on the map using that, but after getting close to calling the map done I decided that I should suck it up and hand draw everything in. Tanks Diamond for the inspirational kudos.

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