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    Thx for your kind words and rep about my challenge entry!
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    Thanks so much for the rep and kind words! From someone as skilled as you, they mean a lot!
  3. Bogie Yes Layers are one of the most powerful parts of Photoshop as are layer affect. Layer masks are also very powerful. Good luck on the commission.
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    Thanks for the REP. I did like your advice on fixing the walls, but I am waist deep in a private commission and other projects and just couldn't find time to go back and rework the whole thing. I have got to someday start working with layers so I can fix things quicker. Anyway, thanks again!
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    thx for the rep on this month challenge!
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    No problem, lost! You earned it,
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    Hey there Iostatsea! Who am I to judge your maps, you are a greater cartographer! About your Dark Journey map, reading my fellow cartographers bellow, I agree with everything they say. The map lacked some more details, and the overall blackness isn`t my personal taste (which means nothing, since you can`t please everyone haha), but again your story was great, and I have to say it was a tough challenge (it was the first challenge I couldn`t think of anything to do!). Hope I could help, keep up the good work!
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    The story was good, but the shell was too dark and the edges too blurry. Map like a monster was a tough task and you've created a good entry, but personally I liked that rough mapping when thinking of a mapping monster (like: wet thingie here, green thingie there etc.).
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    Your story was original and interesting, but as others seems to have answered already, I think that the background (shell & frame) doesn't work well with the map. It's too dark and too different, making the map elements either sharp, blurry or difficult to read. You got some excellent ideas here, though!
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    Regarding your map: first, I wouldn't say it bombed at all. Getting a vote or two in these contests pleases me to no end, and you've accomplished that. I'm going to agree with Bogie that the shell itself didn't convince me, it seemed too soft, especially in contrast to the awesome frame and background that you made. The markings on the shell were sharp, but the shell wasn't, so I guess that would be my primary suggestion, more consistency between the elements. Higher resolution would have been great. Also the colours: I think that the carved out parts were fine, but the white and red should have looked more like they were applied over top, like paint. All in all, it was a fine idea!
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Male creatively challenged OLDER
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Model building RPG Now Maps
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Photoshop trying wilber , genetica viewer


"Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"


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    lostatsea liked post by Domino44 On thread : The Valley
    I lower the opacity on the pine tree ornament and made the icons a little smaller. Thanks for the suggestions I think they make the map a lot better! Let me know what you guys think! 67534
    Liked On: 09-21-2014, 09:47 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by tainotim On thread : Monastery District of New Ambercross
    I begun this map earlier this summer, and after a few months of sporadic work I'm finally prepared to call it finished! This is a small, isometric map over the Monastery District in the city of...
    Liked On: 09-21-2014, 09:32 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by J.Edward On thread : September 2014 challenge: City Icons for wondrous lands
    My entry in to the challenge. The biggest challenge was deciding which of the many elements I wanted to work on. I really enjoy making map elements. I don't use them a lot but love making them. I...
    Liked On: 09-21-2014, 09:23 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by chick On thread : September 2014 Challenge: Firepits
    My entry for this challenge! ### Latest WIP ### 67314
    Liked On: 09-13-2014, 11:45 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by fabio p On thread : August/September 2014 Lite Challenge: Blobs in the Space
    Just for the fun of competing and knowing that it could be deeply improved, I put it on in very little time and with time almost expiring this small star map; a star map because no one else did it....
    Liked On: 09-13-2014, 08:05 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by chick On thread : Cartographers ... a tribute
    Cartographers live in worlds that no one has ever seen or ever will. Worlds of soaring mountains topped with rocky crags overlooking dense forests of uniform grey and green trees. Worlds of winding...
    Liked On: 09-11-2014, 03:43 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by pasis On thread : River experiment
    I almost forgot. I created a new house and a new field and planted them in. I haven't really decided yet if I'm going to do just few houses or a small village. Edit: I just realized that I had...
    Liked On: 09-08-2014, 03:55 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by pasis On thread : River experiment
    I have been practicing ways to create rivers, but it turned out much harder than I expected. I’ve made so many trials I can’t count. Many of them had something good, but they suck overall. Here is...
    Liked On: 09-07-2014, 08:42 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by Bogie On thread : Evil carpet - Great Gag
    One of us should have thought of this! 67153 MUST have!!!
    Liked On: 09-06-2014, 02:49 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by LonewandererD On thread : My forest tut
    Hey y'all Long ago while experimenting I came upon a technique for forests that I really liked. Again, a while back I had a few request for a how-to-do on this but real life kept me from doing...
    Liked On: 09-06-2014, 02:47 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by TheHoarseWhisperer On thread : First try at a city map
    OK, Forcas, below are some suggestions for your map. I think the first two, really, apply to every map you ever do. 1. Take a look at some city maps by other cartographers, and decide what you...
    Liked On: 08-31-2014, 10:41 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by waldronate On thread : August/September 2014 Lite Challenge: Wilburia
    We turn now to Terry Pratchett for a description of a young man setting out to learn Wilbur: "In yet another part of the forest a young [cartographer] was undergoing a very essential part of his...
    Liked On: 08-30-2014, 11:36 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by pasis On thread : Blackwind Crater Lake
    Here is a map of the Blackwind Crater Lake. The surrounding lands are barren and dry, but around the lake the land is more fertile. Two villages surround the lake and a small mining community is...
    Liked On: 08-29-2014, 01:07 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by Axlleaf On thread : Personal Campaign World: WIP
    Hey all. This is my first actual post of anything I have worked on extensively. To those that saw my introduction thread you might recognize the layout of the landmass on this map, as well as the...
    Liked On: 08-26-2014, 10:07 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by Falconius On thread : Ideas that could well be used for a map.
    I don't know if anyone has seen this or not, and I kind of feel bad starting a whole thread for it but I saw this on Colossal and immidately was wondering how I could use it to make maps: These...
    Liked On: 08-25-2014, 08:51 PM
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Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 02-24-2012, 01:56 AM
Issue reason: For winning the January 2012 Mapping Challenge with the entry: Taurian Tele Optic Compass