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    Hello all, I just bought Photoshop CS3 a little while ago and though I would make a map with it now that I have it. I decided to follow one of the tutorials here and I picked Pyrandon's "Thracioth map walk-thru" tutorial to start out with.

    It is a very nice tutorial and I would like to show you all what I have done so far and get your feedback on how it is coming. I have just finished with the base land and sea colors and have started drawing in some of the mountains. Please tell me what you think!
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    Great start, keep 'em coming.

    I've played around with a bunch of the different tutorials myself and have found that by mixing a couple of different techniques I can usually get preety close to my original vision.
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    I think that this is a good start. I don't see any real problems yet. I like the drawings that you did for the mountains, although these mountains look very intimidating and impossible to cross. That may be the effect that you are going for though.

    I do hope that you add in some foothills though, just to make it a little more gradual.

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    My first thought when I saw it was, WOW, another CC3 user, but then I read, and then REREAD you said PHOTOSHOP CS3.

    So, WOW!

    I like it, it looks sweet, and I cannot wait for more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonKnight View Post
    My first thought when I saw it was, WOW, another CC3 user, but then I read, and then REREAD you said PHOTOSHOP CS3.

    So, WOW!

    I like it, it looks sweet, and I cannot wait for more.


    Heh.. I got the same thing! My mind was really tripping when I was thinking "Hmmm I wonder just how much use he will get out of a PhotoShop tutorial by using CC3?"
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    Thanks guys! You are all really encouraging. I will work more on it this weekend and keep you updated on my progress.

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    Alright everyone, I have added the rest of the mountains and now some freshwater. I'm not sure I'm happy with the freshwater though. Let me know what you guys think.
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    Looks fine to me, it's logically consistent with the ocean although maybe just a shade or 2 too light...maybe darken em up to match the oceans but not a big deal as far as I see.

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    Uh-Oh! Don't let Rob see them rivers in the upper right!
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