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    Wip Arya again, FT+photoshop

    In mapping other parts of my world (see here) I'm trying a slighty different blend of FT and photoshop.
    Concerning the problem of the fractal pattern showing at closer zooms, after trying various work-arounds, I found that simply applying a slight blur to the layer with the shadows helps a lot.

    Arya again, FT+photoshop-kiryakor.jpg

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    How will I name all these cities? A big problem (for people without linguistic imagination like me) in mapping more populated areas.

    Arya again, FT+photoshop-kiryakor.jpg

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    You use a name generator, there are hundreds online.
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    I can't do that, this is supposed to be a world with a history, and languages should be somewhat consistent.

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    As Ascension said, there are hundreds of name generators out there and, in my experience, a fair number of them allow you to access themed material. Inspiration Pad Pro (download freely from http://www.nbos.com) for instance, has a number of naming sets such as Albanian, Latin-like, Czech, Dwarf, Elf and so on. There's is an auto-name feature in Autorealm as well. Of course, you don't have to use the exact names that any generator puts out, but they might provide a bit of inspiration in terms of pattern naming. You might also want to take a look through the Toponymy and Linquistics sub-forum. There's a number of discussions about just this sort of thing.

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    Some tentative political boundaries... not very satisfied with them.
    Anyone among the great cartographers here doing wonderful boundaries has suggestions?

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    The only real advice I can give you on borders is about color - avoid bright colors, try offbeat colors, muted tones, subtle shades. Bright colors are good for being able to see them easily but don't always look pleasing to the eye.
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    Trying a different blend, less fractal terrain (basically just elevation and rivers remains), a little more photoshop.
    Does it look better or worse?

    Arya again, FT+photoshop-kiryakor.jpg

    edit: the snowcaps on the southern mountain range is way too extensive, that will be corrected anyway.
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    revised borders

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    Just a suggestion... mute the yellow, green and red borders a bit more, they definitely 'catch the eye'.
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