Awesome map. First time I have seen it here so I might have missed it before. I love the old fashioned look it has and the images in the corners. Very very nice. Really hanging at a resort? Wow, that is cool.
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yeah making it readable is best. other options are having a older font that is more of the era, like on this from 1766 - the text is intact and readable but of it's time...also rather than distressing the text you can fade it a touch using the Fill % on the layer or Opacity% (in PS), or even make the text off-black and then do a slight inner-glow of black as if the ink as faded a bit - but all just suggestions, I've found that sometimes I can spend hours being arty and it just doesnt work better than keeping it simple - dont get me wrong - it all looks wonderful! looking forward to you next.
Originally Posted by Coyotemax
some other older maps of that era - http://www.old-maps.com that might be of useful reference.
Last edited by jezelf; 09-17-2010 at 06:31 AM.