Various Regional Maps (need help with roads please)
I need some help with my roads, please.
At the moment, this is what I've got (see attachment). They're just 2 pix lines drawn with the pen tool (in PSP 8 ), coloured, and with a small drop shadow added. But I'm not happy with how that looks, so I've been fiddling with them, trying to make them look better.
On one of my other maps, I added an emboss effect and changed the layer mode, which made the roads look like they had been carved into the ground. It looked much better than what I have now, but when I tried doing the same thing with my other maps, it didn't work. They're all different terrains, with different colours and lightness/darkness...and I couldn't get the same effect.
So, I really need some help/ideas on how to represent the roads, but with a technique that will look good and consistent across ALL of my maps.
This is the first time I've made maps at this scale, and I'm really stumped on what to do about this...