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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvith Gent View Post
    Ok, thanks for the help.
    This is the new version, following your instructions.
    The hills noise is plasma and the bump is duplicated four times.
    Very nice. Not exactly what I was getting at with the hills, but will do (though it may be a bit much to many bump map applications for my taste.) I would probably move or make larger the hills around Pelis and try to blend them into the mountains (perhaps making several "layers", each with different amounts to make it less "hilly" as it gets further out.) As always, this is just my opinion, do what you think looks nice.

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    Add high hills around Pelis is a really good idea ! I add a clouds noise, bump and duplicated four times, like for hills. And I like the result !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvith Gent View Post
    I think we are near to the end ?!

    So, does anybody else want I change something ? (I'm not sure of this sentence ... ^^)
    Not that we couldn't understand you but You would say it like this:

    I think we are nearly finished. (or if it was a question: Are we almost there?)

    So, does anybody else think there is something I should change? (Of course your sentence would have worked fine if the I was "me to")
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    Ok, thanks for the correction ^^
    So, does anybody else think there is something I should change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvith Gent View Post
    Ok, thanks for the correction ^^
    So, does anybody else think there is something I should change?
    heh... should is a strong word... it tends to mean "the right way to do it". There are many other things you could do, it all depends on how much extra work you want to do. As it is, this is a very nice map, especially for a GIMP newbie (which I am also!)

    Things you could (not should) try:
    • Get the mountains to blend more into the surrounding terrain. Particularly the mountains to desert transition is bit harsh. Perhaps new layers with slightly larger borders than the mountains with an intermediate color or even a gradient fill.
    • Give the rivers and/or lakes/sea/oceans a small bevel
    • Pics de Burdin looks a bit to round
    • I can't really tell, but does the desert have an texture?


    It's hard to tell some of these things since the jpg is not a really high resolution (which may be a good thing.)

    Again, it is great just as it is in it's current form, it's all a matter of when you are happy with it. Also, some subscribe to the philosophy that less is more and in some cases they are right.

    Personally, I would still use your second map as a player handout because it like the parchment and no color style. And I would have no problem using the first map as a DM reference, or even as an example "painting" in a king/duke/etc castle that would give the players a better feel for the world. Other than an exercise in being more versatile/learning GIMP, you have enough artistic talent that you do not have to have another style of the same map.

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    Good Point.
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    I have done a new version, using another way to do mountains. I also have added snow and a lot of new labels.
    I prefer this version. Do you agree ?
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    Praise Nice job!

    Elvith, nice job! The base of the mountains now blend well with their background terrains very well.

    I think if you softened the based of those cliffs up north as well, this map would be more pleasing. Otherwise, very good job.

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    Thanks !

    Do you think this one is better ? I'm note sure.
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    Yes I think its better. The map overall is better than the ones previously and its good to see you back again. I'll add some rep too.

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