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    Good stuff SG. I'd think about trying to make the border similar to the font...grungy but with a touch of elegance (not sure how you would do that)
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    Nice one. Good textures there. Love the lava flows in the second map.

    In the first map, you could try to lighten up the grass a bit so the beaches don't pop as much, maybe the water as well. Could help make the forest pop more too. Just an idea, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Good stuff SG. I'd think about trying to make the border similar to the font...grungy but with a touch of elegance (not sure how you would do that)
    I'd suggest elegant for the left, and then grunge it up with volcanic ash on the right

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    Beautiful stuff SG. I agree with the point that there should be some flow into the sea. Lava is like water, and take the path of least resistance to the sea. With a live flow active, there should be plenty of smoke, not to mention steam where the flow meets the water.

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    Thanks folks...

    @PhilipSteven - I looked at a bunch of before/after images of volcanic eruptions. From what I saw much of the time there was little or no change to the general landscape. I guess it would depend on the severity of the event.

    @Zenram - Nearly all artistic interpretation, though I did at least try to follow the contours of the land some.

    @Ascension/Coyotemax - The existing border is just a brush I downloaded, I'll probably completely redo it. If I can find a good example of "grungy elegance" I'll use it.

    @Tear - There are actually 2 shades of grass (dark green and a more yellow near the beach). I wanted the sand to 'pop' - like you see in those Caribbean island vacation commercials.

    @Immolate - I didn't want to over do the lava flows, and the 'after' image is several days after the initial eruption. Still a good idea and deserves some consideration.
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    Map Final update...maybe?

    OK, no major changes today. Added some more lava flows and smoke coming from the crater to the 'after' map, and re-did the border.

    The border is not quite what I really wanted, but after spending several hours looking for and trying out various brushes I just couldn't find anything I liked. What I have is simple and the colors seem to mesh well with the map (at least to my eye).

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    I like the smoke and the border looks good. I don't know that you gain anything with the slight tint-change at the transition. I think frames should tie a piece together--should react neutrally to all components of the work they encompass. That's my opinion however. I am not now, nor ever have been, a student of art. I may have earned my yellow belt in 'Shop-foo though.

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    Not sure where the 'tint change' came from, it's nothing I intentionally put there. I'll have to look at it tomorrow to see if I can figure out what's causing it.
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    Probably due to the blend modes and if the border is underneath of the gray tint layer on the right.
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    The border is the top most layer, I fiddled around turning things on and off and could not get rid of it.

    I'm not going to worry about it, it doesn't really hurt anything.

    I think I'm going to call this done.
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