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    Map Caliburn

    I finally finished this map for a setting that I am designing. I'm not at all artistically gifted so it took me forever. Also I wouldn't have been able to complete it without everything I learned here at the guild. Special thank you's going out to my cartography heroes. First to Pasis whose tutorial showed me I could make maps despite my aforementioned lack of artistic talent. Second to Ascension for showing me that maps can be more than just maps, they can be works of art. Finally to Ramah, not only for the use of him map elements, but for being my Yoda of Cartography. Vaniya still remains my favorite map of all time and the biggest influence on this map. Thanks guys!

    Caliburn is an Arthurian Legend inspired setting. Its King Arthur equivalent has died and his once mighty united Kingdom is fractured into many smaller kingdoms. There are three version of the map. The first is a political map that shows the various kingdoms. The second is an Ethnic map that traces the ancestry of the population of Caliburn. The final is a religious map that shows the two conflicting faiths.

    I'm still making minor tweaks here and there, but by and large the map is finished and I'm pretty happy with the end result. It may not be great compared with what some other people are capable of, but it is the best that I have managed to date!
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    That's pretty cool. Very "Englandy". I like the way you handled the text.
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    Very pretty, and the text/political divisions are very nice. I think if I were to change one thing, it would be the stark uniformity of the trees.
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    Those coats of arms are epic and the multiple maps showing the different types of division is awesome. My only problem is that the big labels steal a little too much focus from the map. But other than that I say bravo!

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    I'm with StillCypher, the trees are the only thing taking away from a fine piece.

    Much to uniform in their placement. Reminds me of the 'Fill' brushes in the older version of Campaign Cartographer.
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    Beautiful. Agreed on the trees, they seem to sort of "tile".
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    It looks like the automatic forester thingy was used. If it's a personal world map then it's fine by me.
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    I did use that automatic forester program... It was easier but seems to take away from the final result. I think I'll redo it by hand, it will take a lot of time but it seems like a thing worth doing.

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    Beautiful maps. I also vote for re-doing the trees. I also enjoyed the heraldry in the political map, perhaps it will spur me to finish my heraldry. Have some rep for a job well done.

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    Yeah, that heraldry looks fabolus. Doing forests by hand is almost as tedious as mountains. What I would suggest for you is to create a new layer and trace around the general forest shapes then hide the auto-forests (never delete - in case you mess up you can always come back). Then you can detail the new forests as much as you like.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
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