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    Default A first map

    Hello
    I create this thread for my first map, I have read some tutorials to discover some techniques (particulary Atlas Style by Ascencion, how to create a Realistic Land texture by Flawedspirit and the Saderan tutorial). And I try to make my own in this first map, I don't use a particularly tutorial, just some points I remember and some experiments...
    Some points I want to modify for now:
    -The bevel on the border of the island
    -The texture of the land (I want to remove some "cracks" if you see what I mean...)
    -The top of mountains is too aggressive, too clean in the whites mountains

    It is a wip, I just started this map yesterday, If you have some advices and some critics, don't hesitate ! (the original picture is two time bigger, not 1500*1500 but 3000*3000)

    A first map-ile-wip01.jpg

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    Very awesome man! I like the colors especially. Sorta looks like the water might lift up along the coastline, though. There also appears to be a kind of weird shadow along it.

    Still, the shape is awesome. And so much texture to it!

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    I really like the color of the sea. It has a "deep" feeling to it.
    The coast seems a bit too high.

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    Thank for your comments, it's true for the coast, I will modify this bevel, it is not very natural...
    If any other comments, don't hesitate !
    I'll post a new version soon...

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    Really good for a first map. Use the given advices, refine the mountains, label it and you will have fine first map!

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    The dark corners and bright center make it visually appealing and the sapphire blue is just so nice to look at - I dig that very much. If anything I think that it is too textured - I would make the grassy parts smoother and keep the texture in the mountains.
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    Wip Second edition :)

    Here a second version, I modified the texture of the land and the bevel of coasts, what do you think about ?
    I'll add labels, but I want create some reefs (récifs...) and I don't really have the technique, I'll experiment a bit
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails A first map-ile-wip02.jpg  

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