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    This set of 5 maps brings my total up to 40 regional maps completed. Probably about halfway done.

    This is the continent of Kondonga, which is dark, wild, and dangerous. There are tangled jungles, dark forests, high mountains, reef-bound islands filled with headhunters, vast grasslands raging with wildfires, and other great stuff.

    The first map here is of the northern jungles of the continent. The second map shows the dense forests of the west, which are populated by the ape-like Honga and legions of Giant Siafu ants. The third map shows the southern coast of the continent, with its high mountains and coral-filled seas. The fourth map is the grassland to the southeast. Finally, the fifth map shows the chain of islands to the south of the mainland (which I think I might have posted here before).

    Enjoy!

    -Rob
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    So immaculately done as always. I think th e45 deg lines on map 2 look odd - was that intentional or due to that cloud fractal math going mad again.

    Edit -- Not sure if you realize that if this is an issue then its fixable.
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    Very very pretty.

    I saw just your post title and hoped this was your work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    So immaculately done as always. I think th e45 deg lines on map 2 look odd - was that intentional or due to that cloud fractal math going mad again.

    Edit -- Not sure if you realize that if this is an issue then its fixable.
    How did you do that! Those ridges really bother me, they seem so artificial.

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    Well I will admit that it takes some specialist tools. I have a program called a spatial filter. You can get them and I think (or so some people have alluded to) photoshop has some settings in it to do something like this. I wrote the program that I use - its very hard to explain how it works tho, or how to use it. If you know about Fourier Transforms then its easy else it would be hard work.

    But if you want to send me any maps that need fixing then I could process them and send them back. What the program does is analyze the image and work out where certain patterns are. I told it to look for 45 deg lines and then it wipes them out. Since in this case the grid and most of the map detail is not in that pattern then it leaves it alone. The only problematic area is the coast top left where its also at 45 deg.

    So if you still have the gray mask bit without the grid, text, coast or lines and just have the base floor then I could process it with no changes to the detail layers at all and then you could substitute them back afterwards.

    Attached is a pic of the worst part of the map processed. The text has some background lightness issues and the green and blue fo the coast has transposed a little but if the text is on a different layer then the only effect that you would have is the coast and sea transposing. Since your sea is one color then you can fix that and the land color change is pretty minimal I think. Much better than the big lines on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    Well I will admit that it takes some specialist tools. I have a program called a spatial filter. You can get them and I think (or so some people have alluded to) photoshop has some settings in it to do something like this. I wrote the program that I use - its very hard to explain how it works tho, or how to use it. If you know about Fourier Transforms then its easy else it would be hard work.
    Would you be so kind to fix up a few of these for me? I've gone through my maps (both finished and in-production) and found this problem on 5 of them. I could PM the greyscale relief files to you if you would be willing to clean them up.

    Thanks a bunch!
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    Wow... fantastic work.... I doubt I will ever have command of Illustrator like you do, not enough to complete such fabulous maps with them....I love Illustrator but you my friend take the program to a whole other level ... like supra ... not super... supra
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRob View Post
    Would you be so kind to fix up a few of these for me? I've gone through my maps (both finished and in-production) and found this problem on 5 of them. I could PM the greyscale relief files to you if you would be willing to clean them up.

    Thanks a bunch!
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    No problem - email a zip of them to 'support' at 'viewingdale' dot 'com' and ill get them back in a short while.

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    RR, you're awesome. Rep to you for being so helpful!

    edit: or not. I guess I already repped you recently...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midgardsormr View Post
    RR, you're awesome. Rep to you for being so helpful!

    edit: or not. I guess I already repped you recently...
    s'ok I got it covered!

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