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    I don't read most of the story stuff...I'm not a writer and I'd probably get off topic more than I normally do. I'm sure that a fair number of members read those things tho. If there is something in the story that helps explain certain features in the map then include some sort of description. As for that nameplate thingie, it's called a cartouche (proper term) but call it whatever you like (I call it a headboard 'cause that's what they remind me of). Most of us make our own but there's tons of clipart and a whole smorgasbord of things in books to scan.
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    great color scheme on this one. I haven't had time to look at it very closely though, but I am loving the tone on tone color scheme
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    Here's the next version.
    Added some more mountains, fiddled with the background a bit and started on some placenames.
    NOTE: while the font is final, the appearance is not. I"ll be adding some glow or somesuch to make it stand out, but I'd rather do that to all the text at once instead of every little label that pops up

    What I'll mostly be working on is some more terrain, like forests and deserts and the like, as well as more places since they're as important as anything else in this world. The last 10 days will probably be spent fiddling with the cartouche and the scale.
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    More nice improvements...
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    I like The Velvet Sea, for some reason it really seems to fit the ocean color/texture. I wish I could come up with something like that, very nice and probably just an afterthought but I'll fixate on it anyway
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    There is a nice fuzziness and blur to your coastlines but the symbols that you have created for the mountains are a bit crisp in comparison. At the moment it makes me feel like the map almost has two authors. Also, watch the labels breaking the borders of the places they are labelling.

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    This is the latest WIP. I'm mostly just doing everything all at once now, terrain, names, little tweaks and so on.
    I'm not happy with the trees. Think it would look better as individual trees?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahva View Post
    I'm not happy with the trees. Think it would look better as individual trees?
    At this scale, I don't think so. You could try adding a bit more texture to the interior though.
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    Good map, Rahva.
    My only criticism is that the labels on the mountains are a little difficult to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joćo paulo View Post
    Good map, Rahva.
    My only criticism is that the labels on the mountains are a little difficult to read.
    Thanks I am planning to do a bit of an outer glow around all of the text, but since I will probably change it 1100 times, I will wait with doing that until I have all the text on one layer.

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    As it stands now I've just removed the forests entirely. I think the map is crowded enough without them.

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