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Thread: Map of Karpentor - suggestions?

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    As a general rule in graphics design, ornate fonts should be relegated to large title text only. Find a readable slightly less ornate font for most of your labeling. And as Midgard suggests if the font is very small, you should be using a simple serif font, like Century Schoolbook. Serif fonts are easier to read than sans-serif fonts like Arial. Never use ornate fonts for general labeling or small text.
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    Thanks for the hints, everybody.

    Check out the latest progress:

    Map of Karpentor - suggestions?-karpentor4.jpg

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    I dig it except for the mountains - they don't seem to fit with the trees.
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    Agreed, but I am such a sucker for that parchment style.
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    I like that old treasure map style!

    In the North there are a bit too many mountains.

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    When labeling the forests and mountains, try using a thin outline (stroke) on the text rather than a blurry backdrop strip.

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    Here's the latest version

    I redid the mountains. Personally, I think they are way cooler this way, though I appreciate any input.

    I also worked on some outer glows, left them a little softer. I tried changing some to strokes, but that did not had as good of an effect for this map, IMO.

    Map of Karpentor - suggestions?-karpentor5.jpg

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