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    That is spectacular. I would love to see how it's done step by step!

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    Amazing! Sharing your methods really gives me some great new ideas also, thank you so much.

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    That's very nice and very well done! It really looks like a 19th century map imho. The only thing is that I find the fonts a bit blurry on this last one (especially compared to the previous ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilanthar View Post
    The only thing is that I find the fonts a bit blurry on this last one (especially compared to the previous ones).
    Yep, I guess I overdid the blurring a little bit here. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Nothing that cannot be easily fixed though.

    Styletest: 19th century historical map-br_it3.jpg

    Or perhaps not quite that easy. Important rule for GIMP users: Never merge down effect-layers before you are 120% sure you won't change them again.

    This is one of the things I really would like to have Photoshop for. It is just so easy to add and delete layerstyles with PS.
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    Just perfect now!

    I know what you mean about layers. It's worth in PSP and I'm keeping a save of everything, just in case...

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    I really like that style, the only problem is see is that some colors will always clash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freodin View Post
    I am still tinkering with this. The current version is about as close to my goal as I can get it... but the methods I use get more and more complicated.
    Unnecessarily complicated perhaps... I don't think most people are going to notice some of the small details.
    One problem I have run into: you cannot use layergroups as layermaps / alphamaps - at least not in the current version of GIMP. So in order to keep this map non-destructive, I have to include a number of backup layers.

    Now I have to come around and write all this stuff down, so that I don't forget how I did it.

    What do you think? Would it be worth to invest the time, do it right and make a tutorial from it?
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    Looks great. A tutorial woule be excellent.

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    That is looking superb. I love the slight distressing of the print. Really great work.

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    One helluva map. Excellent work.
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    Super pretty! The one thing I can find to complain about after fifteen minutes of admiration is that you might have overly blurred the rivers as well as the text - it feels a bit forced sometimes if you look at it for a really long time ^^

    But the other 14:30 that I spent looking at it was just pure joy. I'd love a tutorial =D and I love the sketchy glow style on the countries in particular! Beautiful.

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