Okay, I officially no longer have the slightest clue how jpeg file compression works. By adding even more text, plus a colour burn behind all the inklines, the jpeg file size has shrunk considerably!
But, it's complete! With hours and hours to spare no less!
Moutarde, this is simply gorgeous. I *love* this map! The only thing is, it seems like the theme got lost. I'd hate for you to lose votes because folks say "I couldn't see any points of light!" Think you could maybe throw a lens flare or something in on your major cities to get the Points of Light back in?
Maybe even just a colour dodge around the cities, that should be easy enough Great idea Gidde!
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Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
Naw, the lens flare thing was just to illustrate what I was talking about, it wasn't a specific request. This works wonderfully.
Originally Posted by moutarde