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    Thanks, tilt. How's that "community leader" hat fitting you?

    OK, here are some of the fixes I thought about yesterday in action. Plus, oceans!

    Cruenti Dei world map-cdmm_step07_11x17.jpg

    Still to do:

    • Bolder colour for hemisphere frame. Maybe a royal blue?
    • Lighten the latitude and longitude lines. The planet looks like it's in prison!
    • Add numbers for latitude in hemisphere frames.
    • Equator? Tropics?
    • Terrain - I've got some great brushes I want to try out.
    • Names. Main font will be Dominican. I'll probably use Platthand for the ocean names. Maybe Clerica (caps) for major land masses.

    And then I need to start thinking about images for the poster outside the map proper.
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    *lol*...thanks fits very well, the throne arrives tomorrow and the smith has got the plans for the crown drawn up

    like the new colors... lots of water on that planet
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    Looking great so far! I'm definitely with you in making the gridlines less prominent, maybe make them thinner and lower the opacity rather than lightening them?

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    Hey thom, beautiful work so far!
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    Beautiful work there !
    I'm looking forward to see the finished project

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    I'm working on the fiddly details now, but I'm not really happy with how it's turning out.

    Here's a WIP shot at full size.

    Cruenti Dei world map-screen-shot-2010-10-31-13.44.21.png

    Suggestions?
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    Try to avoid solid black. Make the trees a very dark gray or dark brown and same with the text. Put a tiny outer glow on the text (same colour as the text set to multiply) to suggest the text is drawn on the map and has bled into the paper. Take a look at the link in my sig as to placement of text labels.

    Those mountains rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Try to avoid solid black. Make the trees a very dark gray or dark brown and same with the text. Put a tiny outer glow on the text (same colour as the text set to multiply) to suggest the text is drawn on the map and has bled into the paper. Take a look at the link in my sig as to placement of text labels.

    Those mountains rock!
    Thanks, ravelis.

    Let me give that a whirl. And I just downloaded the PDF on labels - looks interesting!
    Thom Ryng

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    I like the sandy colours. I would suggest to extend the advice on the the text to the mountains, sort of basement suggesting foothills and rougher lands. just my five cents.

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    Hmm. Along similar lines already mentioned, I feel the mountains look good but the text, tree outline and coast outline are too heavy by comparison.
    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go..

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