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    Ooh, very nice Ravs! The overall style is very attractive, and the parchment look you've chosen works well for the style.

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    Yep, I like it a lot but the trees...I'm at a total loss as to where to go with those. Part of me wants to make them smaller and solid symbols, but faded a tad so that they don't dominate and the other part of me wants to make clumps.
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    Looking quite awesome, Ravs! I do like Ascension's idea about making them (the trees) smaller, solid, and faded out a bit. That might look cool.
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    Thanks all. There's something that doesn't chime about the trees to me as well. I'll have a go with Ascension's idea, hopefully it should do the trick.

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    Looks great so far, but the trees... There is something wrong with them. Perhaps it is the generic placement or the intersection with the heightlines.
    The parchment style fits very well

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    There's an odd sort of "banding" to the tree pattern in places. I'd aim for a mare randomized, scattered arrangement.

    I'm not sure why some people think the texture looks like parchment, as it's quite clearly paper and that makes sense as paper is what a map like this would be printed on.

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