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    Thanks for teh Feedback about the Mountains. With the exception for Cliffs and Canyons I have restricted myself that only Friday was making new Icons. Now I went over to the Continents Style, well I only have lots of Islands no real continent so... I have used some of the very helpfull tutorials to progress on making the alpha shape, than I just played with the Layer-Effects. Well I like the outcome. the texture is just random, I will go to the library and scan some of those books with a thick layer of dusk, the duskcovers should have a nice texture by now. Critiques are welcome if anyone see a way of Improvements.

    A well yes and here is my second Iconsheet. There are still the ruins not scanned but you can see, how I devellop my icons. (partly inspired bye Ascions Butcher and some of Coyotemax's Maps and makingmaps.net)

    Ok well I will turn them into Brushes tomorrow.
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    Looking nice, nothing else for me to say. Keep up the good work.
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    Ok, here is the first Island with some Mountains on it. I am still unsure how this will look in the end but I am quiet happy with the outcome.



    Its Name is Pulcher, it is also a not explored place in my worlds cartography, I suposed there is room than for speculations and descriptions of sailers and pirates who survived the sandsea. I tried this sector of ma 9 part map first, becouse there is not much landmasses here.
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    Very impressive. But don't you think that your mountains might a little too dominating?

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    I agree with Freodin. Maybe you should turn down the opacity on the mountains a bit or make them a bit more reddish/brownish in keeping with your terrain.

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    Ok I see what you both mean, I will try it out. Next will be some trees.

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    Ok here comes teh Next Level. I ahve given the Typography a lot of Time and come up with some very nice looking fonts. The one I have to share is the Roman Antiqua italic, it looks nearly perfectly like the italic small Letters used on Blaeu's Atlas Maior, for citynames. Also Improoved the Mountains opacity and set up more items. I will next insert Forest, ruins, citysigns and so on. Well Tomorrow is my Last Day, I have to finish stuff now
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    Rather than decreasing the opacity on the mountains, what about increasing the stroke size on the landmasses? That might even things out a bit, although it might not match the style you're going for exactly. I do like your font choices and layout.
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    Ok, well I didnt make it realy in one week, but I have learned a lot. I hope I can finished everything um by tomorrow, that makes it 8 Days. It was realy intense to spend so much time learning different technics and seehing all the astonishing maps here at CG. I will start to make new maps as soon as I have this monstrum finished.

    It has the size of 17835px x 11929 px and the smalest font (citynames) is 6pt.
    I hope to be able to improve it and print it out soon, I realy want to hold this in my hands
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    I really like what you have so far, can't wait to see the finished map. - Also, it gives me the idea that we should organize the NaMaMaMo at some point, the National Map Making Month, as our version of NaNoWriMo.

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