Forest toned down .. I agree it was way too bright for the colors on the map ... this one i hope fits a little better...
That's better I think. I like the trunks in the forest.
One thought, though: it looks like the river lays down on top of the forest rather than going through the forest. That might be just the way this style works, though.
What Karro said about the river. Perhaps a layermask from the river applied to the forests layer?
You may also want to rethink about the shadows on the forests as they don't match up with the mountains. You might also try using the smudge tool to pull down some of the black off of the mountains into the base terrain and that might help some, not sure (but I tend to like smudges a lot would probably do that to ISO mountains anyway) though. If you do try, use a smallish brush and make sure you can undo (or save beforehand) far enough back in case you don't like it.
Albeit, that might be a bit time consuming...
the forests aren't completed... I just wanted to update this... I decided to let the rivers flow thru the forest and show the forest seperate like I did for the hand drawn version...
Looking good. Look forward to see it develop.
I assume the new forests are eventually going to look more like the first forest near the top?
you would assume correctly sir :D
fixed the forests so they all pretty much match together...
On to tree trunks... :)
Also fixed the rivers at the edge of the map.. that was bothering me :)
need some feedback on my treetrunks .... good bad... ugly?