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    Nice! One suggestion, maybe. Try the rivers without any outline, or use a different approach than Stroke? The ones not in forest look a little choppy.

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    Finished the second section. Once again, quite pleased with the result, even if this is going to probably take a few months to complete. Couldn't think of another way of doing the rivers to reduce the slight choppiness, but I think it's minor enough I can live with it.

    Having to reduce this quite a bit to get it under the 5 meg limit. Questions and comments always welcome!

    WIP - map for novel and campaign setting-2-9.png
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    Very nice!

    Sometimes using an Outer Glow in place of the Stroke effect will smooth outlines that are pixel-choppy. But no matter. If you're happy with it, it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chashio View Post
    Very nice!

    Sometimes using an Outer Glow in place of the Stroke effect will smooth outlines that are pixel-choppy. But no matter. If you're happy with it, it works.
    Eh. couldn't hurt to give it a shot. everything is still saved in layers, after all
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    Great map!

    Congratulations

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    Getting faster at this as I go. Fully 1/3 done with the topography now. And thankfully, done with the most work-intensive part.

    WIP - map for novel and campaign setting-3-9.png

    Chashio, you can't tell it in this image, but in the full-scale one, I added an outer glow like effect under the rivers to smooth some lines and give them just a hint of fertile land on the banks. Looks better, thanks.
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    Wow this is really nice stuff. It's a shame we cant get the full resolution image.

    Now I got to go read the thread from the beginning.

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    Here's a clip at full res.

    WIP - map for novel and campaign setting-detail.png

    The entire map at full is going to be about 11k by 11k pixels. I want to get a 300 dpi print of the entire thing when I'm done. for digital stuff, I'll probably drop the final image to half the size. Get some nice anti-aliasing that way.
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    I've done another 2 sections. Things are coming along smoothly. Gonna have to decide soon how I'll do icons and my map title.WIP - map for novel and campaign setting-5of9.png
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    Whew. Ok. The main continent is pretty much done at this point. I think this'll be my last post before I finish the rest of the topography. Probably take a break after the topography so I can plan nations and trade routes. Thanks to everyone giving my map likes. You guys are awesome.

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