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Check out the Tutorial forum for ways of doing things, then post a WIP (Work In Progress) in the appropriate WIP forum. Don't be shy about asking questions or for suggestions. We are here to help you create great maps (might take time and practice) and we offer really good advise if you want it. The atmosphere here is open and friendly and the comments and critiques (C&C) are given with the idea that they are to be helpful. Remember, you are going to be developing your own style, not to mention vision, so feel free to take what you feel is useful and let the rest be.
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