Probably i will skip the border, it was just a test and just wanted see the reaction using it. Maybe it can get better, but probably i still need some skill to make it fits with a primary image.
You mean the boxes where i labeled. i felt it too, looks quite artificial, but i dunno how to improve it using Photoshop tools. Probably draw it manually?
Originally Posted by waldronate
Max was trying to say something like this too, when i try use anytype of box, i lose the way that i am trying to follow. Look ths maps that i am using as reference, none using significant boxes
Originally Posted by Chashio
Thank you all for the comments :)
Yeah. I think the problem might be that yours has a mix of eastern symbols and English. The vertical orientation of the other is very neat by itself, on the maps you referenced... they line up into rectangular chunks and look very ordered (they're also hand-inked), whereas the English is less so. And your picture symbols (hexes top right, rectangles bottom left) are another type of item. Putting the different "collections" into boxes would help to organize them. However....
Originally Posted by aquarits
If you really don't want boxes, I'd suggest centering those few English titles that are a tad off balance and then tracing all of the digital objects and text by hand so that everything is more cohesive. In fact, I suggest it even if you do use boxes.
Check this now! Guess i am understanding what you guys are saying about organization.
Thank you guys for all support
* changed the shape of the boxes of the labels ( made it manually)
* moved the icons
* labeled missing towns
Better but I'd make a suggestion. I'd try to change map format, make it somewhat more square, put the map itself on the right (or the left , as you want ) and all the informations (title, samourai and nija things, things now in bottom right) on the other side vertically. So you' ll have a vertical dynamic with those informations that will graphically match both the verticality of the map and of the parchments with japanese text.
Looks anice idea Max, i tried it, Side by side for next step
The left one is very pleasing to look at, to my eye. Better use of space.
Yep the left is way better! Glad to have helped :)
Very nice map. I really enjoy the artistic style and it's originality. Great work !
Thanx, guess i am giving it as finished , the squared map , tnx everbody that helpd and i am still waiting opnions, and trying to work in some other thing.
I tried this type of mountains for my new place.
The map is nice, well done aquartis!
The mountain forms get a bit mangled with such heavy shading on the nearest-to-the-light edges and on the peaks. Other than that, I like the style.