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    Yestarday I decited to try one of the tutorials I found here. I'm not very good with photoshop and this map was my first try ever. I hope it doen't look that bad.

    Btw. I hope this is the right section I'm posting in ^^;; feel free to move it if it's not. Yea I know my english isn't very good. =/

    Edit. Of course feel free to critique it and say what should I change =P I got lost with the tutorial preety fast and had to improvize a lot so there are a lot of problems propably. And hello everyone ^^
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    Welcome to the Guild Nian! That is an amazingly good map for a first try. The rivers are a bit hard to spot against the darker green terrain though, and there is a slight impression of the land floating over the sea. Try painting the rivers with the same light-blue color that lines the coasts; then they might be easier to see and they'll be connecting with the seas in a more natural manner.

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    Thank you for reply. I will change the rivers. Btw. I have 1 question. Anybody know how can I make some forests on this map? Or shouldn't I bother with it. A link to some nice tutorial is welcome =]

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    Nice job Nian. I agree with Ghostman's comment about the rivers and floating land. Otherwise you nailed it pretty well!
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    At this scale forests are not that easily seen so I wouldn't bother with them. For your first attempt I think you did a really good job.
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    I think you did a pretty good job of following along with the tutorial. It'll probably take a couple of run-throughs to get all the techniques down. But once you do, you'll be mapping like a pro.
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    Ok I finished this map. I didn't bother to make up names so I simply copy-pasted most of them from FF XI maps or random name generator. I had lots of fun doing this map and can't wait to make another.
    btw. Don't bother thinkin about the scale I have no idea what scale could be apropriate for this. =P
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    Looks very good now.

    In a few places, however, the labels overlap with the symbols slightly or are very close to each other.

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