The following map was originally meant to be solely a training map, but I think I could be using it for an RP now that I have it. :)
I'm aiming for a style similar to this map by Ascension, hence the general resemblance in shapes and stuff. Please let me know what you think of it so far :)
This is amazing! I think it will look even better if you added in some rivers (assuming there are some). Your textures are amazing too: any chance of you sharing those? I like to horde ones that really catch my eye...
Thanks for the feedback! :)
The textures are actually from google *cough*. For the forest area I downloaded a large picture of a tree(top) and added it as new layer set to multiply. You know, something like this. Works well enough for someone who is as artistically challenged as I am. :) As for the mountains; those were made with the help of one of the tutorials in the tut section, so no real texturing there.
Now heres a quick update. Added rivers and played around with colors. Any advice on how to improve?
And yet another update with parts of the labelling - just so I get the feeling. ;)
Now I'll finally go to sleep. :D
I'd make the rivers more green, like in the coastal area. My map had more blue in the coast so my rivers were more blue, yours has more yellow so I think going green would look nicer...like a dark or medium teal. It's, also, getting darker as you do more so I'd lighten things up. Other than those two things it looks pretty good.
Well, I don't know how you think about a contoure of 2-3px weight around the land. I find it strange that I see many maps without contour. Do only I like contoures? I think a contour gives the picture the necessary pep. But that is just me ... ;)
Anyway, the map has a nice overall look. Wonderful colors and a very cool watertexture! :)
Thanks you two. :)
I changed the river color to fit better into the overall color scheme, lightened the whole thing up a bit, and added an outline to the landmass. In two versions. First one has a white and the second one has a black outline. Which would you prefer?
I just find it a bit sad, that it's a little blurry overall. :( It looks good from afar, but when zoomed in to 100%, it doesn't look all that great. Next time I'll probably shoot for a higher resolution again, even though it's going to be a test of patience since my comp can't really handle it. Meh.
It's saying invalid attachments for me.
Thanks, should be fixed now. :)
Either you've got a river going underground for a bit, or you've got a gap you need to close before a tributary joins the river near Sandar. It's hard to see in the most recent version, with the rivers and the land pattern blending a bit, but I can still spot it when I look for it.