First Overworld in Photoshop
Hi everyone! Well, I've got a start to a map, at least.
I've read some tutorials (there are some fantastic tutorials here!) and looked around a bit, trying to emulate the style of one of the featured maps. This is what I've come up with so far - I'm drawing it in Photoshop and it's my first map ever without the use of CC2.
From my perspective, the rivers look a bit strange. I made them skinnier, but I still think they are too big. I've heard mountain ranges are supposed to "follow" coast lines, but I'm not really sure if I've done that correctly or completely missed the point. I also tried to capture the "aridness on one side, wetness on the other" thing with the mountains, and I guess the rivers help with that...
Anyway, I'd love to hear criticisms, and maybe if anyone has an idea of how to add trees or towns, that would be fantastic as well.
Its tough to change names...
If this is just a creative project and the names chosen were the whim of the moment, then certainly choosing different names can change the spirit of the map. However, more than likely, these names pertain to a particular RPG campaign setting and are required.
Originally Posted by someguy
If the Sea of Spiders belongs to a gaming world, you can't really change it, or else the map reflects a completely different location.
More than likely, the map isn't stand alone, but part of a game - names cannot be changed in this regard.
For example: Sea of Spiders...
1. This is a fantasy world map, perhaps giant marine spiders live in that sea.
2. Perhaps the crabs here are long legged and resemble spiders, so locals call it Spider Sea.
3. Maybe 1000 years ago, the Crimson Spider Emperor was defeated in a great naval battle here and it was named such.
4. Perhaps Cordell wasn't founded until 200 years after the naming of Sea of Spider.
Point is, names of places are dependant on the original/creator. Who can really say, "Bay of Spiders" is wrong?