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    Yeah - I took that approach for a while too NeonKnight but when I'm working I like to do incremental saving so I'll rotate through version 1-4 when I do a save-as so I have different stages to roll back to. I'll give CC3 another whirl I think at some point but at the moment I'm working mostly in photoshop while I do the atlas view - I suspect CC3 will be more use when I break it down into regions.

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    Wip A little progression

    The latest version - started playing around with textures and incorporated Acension's techniques into the same landmass, I can't tell you how much I appreciate learning about that CTRL-Click on the base layer to highlight your landmasses tip - that alone has saved me hours!

    I thought I'd share how the tutorials are affecting my mapmaking skills :)-version_5.jpg

    Next I'm going to work on those mountains a bit and then tackle my greatest fear...rivers!

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    Wip And with a few placenames...

    And now - some names.I thought I'd share how the tutorials are affecting my mapmaking skills :)-version7.jpg

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    Coming along nicely. But them's some crazy straight rivers!!! Maybe give yer waterways some wiggle. Looking forward to your next post.
    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go..

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    Yup! They look very odd I used a few software tools (mostly Wilbur) to map the flow of water according the the heights of the land and that's where it said the major waterways would flow. I'm going to tease out some tributaries and emphasise the mountainous regions so they make more sense. It was interesting to see where the water flows went though - it's nothing like I would have drawn them freehand!

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    Map

    I've been quiet for a while - thought I'd practice a bit and then come back and try some of the other tutorials. If I can remember how, I'll insert my latest attempt in here

    I thought I'd share how the tutorials are affecting my mapmaking skills :)-asomia_main.jpg

    I also made a silverlight Deepzoom of it - this seems like a very fitting technology for displaying maps with - and it's free

    http://www.mordizer.co.uk/asomia/test.html
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    Hey cool! Looks pretty good, and I like the Silverlight zoom I've been toying with the idea of Silverlight for a map preview deal on my new site when I get it up and running, and that's a pretty good example!

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    With all those apostrophes, this must be a truly alien world...

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    That looks pretty cool!

    ...Although I'm curious as to what sorts of folk live along the Ho River.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdanhenry View Post
    With all those apostrophes, this must be a truly alien world...
    It is indeed a little odd, each of those words represents a demi-god that adopted the race of men that dwell there - the letters after the apostraphe represent whether the entity was a male or female. For example Shorai was a female entity and her adopted peoples are the Shorai'el, Agrean was a male so his people are the Agrean'eth. There's a little method in the madness

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