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    Wip WIP - A New Map

    This is what I have so far of a new map I started working on a little while ago.
    Much thanks to this tutorial http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...using-the-Gimp for the old paper texture.
    The black dots are just placeholders for where I think would be good locations for cities/castles or what not. What do you think?

    EDIT: Oh, and the attachement is scaled down to 50% of it's original size BTW.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails WIP - A New Map-empyrience0234.jpg  
    Last edited by Shinobiden; 06-18-2010 at 06:36 PM.

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    Looks nice. As for size you can upload around 4000 x 4000 OR under 4.7 megabytes.
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    Oooo, thats a real nice start, i think this site can handle this map at full size easily so don't be afraid to post it, unless it's over 4.7 megabytes.

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    very nice start... looking forward to seing it progress...
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    Wip

    Made some progress on forests and main roads.
    Apparently photobucket likes to shrink the image on it's own
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    Last edited by Shinobiden; 06-20-2010 at 02:56 PM.

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    I can't make out too much detail at this size, but from what I can see, it looks excellent. The color choice is awesome.

    Not quite sure what you mean about photobucket shrinking the image - I know they have a tendency to do that if you exceed their file size limit, but can't you just upload the original size directly from your computer to this site without going through photobucket?
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    I was unable to upload directly from my pc for some reason, but I tried it in a different browser just now and it worked. I'm going to edit my previous post with the full size.

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    Great looking mountains.
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    As mentioned previously, excellent colour scheme! It has a very warm feel. What about the mountains? Did you make them? Mouse/tablet? Very nice. And the trees also. It's a sweet map! With some careful choice of fonts (I am always doing it wrong!) it should be flying to the top!

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    Thanks for the comment . Yes I made the mountains; first with graphite along with the coast lines, and then with a mouse in Photoshop for the shading. I am kind of nervous about the fonts. It will be difficult to position them in the best way.

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