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    Map Hello! I'm excited to share my first map :)

    Here's the first real map I've made from scrath. I used the demo version (sigh) of Dundjinni to create the grass and trees and the curved road and water (I haven't figured out how to do that in Dungeon Demon, Dungeon crafter etc). Then I used GIMP to add some more trees, the tents, wagons and horses. Also did the shading in GIMP.

    I'm very open to advice, so please let me know if you see anything I can improve upon!
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    Welcome to the guild ROB_IN_MN!

    Very nice first map too! I really like Dundjinni though I don't use it myself (I do peruse their user-art forums a lot however). If you are looking for critique/advice, the best I could suggest would be to apply a blur, unfocus, dented, or combination thereof filter to the rocky area underneath the water, to help distort the texture and make it seem more underwater.

    Something else that might be nice is if you could rotate the brighter green deciduous trees so the shadowed side of each tree is facing away from the light-sources.
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    welcome to the guild, and congratz on your first map. If I should advice you anything it would be to work on minimizing tiling of graphics, and perhaps smoothing out some of the "rough edges" on the ground and water to make it easier on the eye.
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    Thanks for the advice!

    I'm not realy sure how to smooth out the transitions between the water and ground, I've found some tips online that i have to try out. I think I had a limited number of tiles since I was using the demo version of dundjinni, so hopefully my tiling issues will go away

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    I like the placement of the huts and light sources (camp fires). You've got good potential...
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    Now I don't know what Gimp can do, but I'd suggest perhaps a blur, perhaps some clouds to change the coloring more randomly.
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    I'll have to look into this blurring effect. I haven't tried it yet. I think Gimp can do that. I really like Gimp, it's cool. glad it's free!

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