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    This it the almost finished product. The only things I have left on my list are the scale bar and a little bit of padding for the text.

    If I get really brave, I might add some ornamentation, redo those shaded relief mountains (currently removed), and put on a graticule.

    So, what needs improvement? Be nit-picky; this is going in my portfolio, so I want it to be as impressive as possible.
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    If I had to pick nits I'd color those icons with more than just white but otherwise I'd just let the nits live out their lives happily ever after.
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    Yes, I think colored icons would look better. Otherwise it is a good map. It's not just a copy of the map in the books, it has its own style. Very good.

    Oh, and the Wheel of Time is cool. Still anxious about the last book...
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    Yup, have to agree with Ascension & Gandwarf on the colored icons.

    For me personally, I would add a bit more color to the waste lands and Shayol Ghul (sp?) to give them a bit more distinctiveness.
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    Hmmm... I think I agree about the icons. Some of them could also use more detail. They're so small that I don't think detailed color would work, but I might try out the national colors for each of them and see how that goes. Andor's White Lion, of course, will have to remain white, as will Whitebridge. Well.

    I wasn't happy with the black text, so I changed the text over the water to the same blue I used for the coastline, rivers, and compass. The text over the land became a dark green. And I added the scale bar. I tested the shaded relief mountains, but I didn't like the way they looked, so I abandoned that notion for now.

    And, finally, I applied a text mask to make the labels slightly more legible, per HR's atlas tutorial. I'll test out the colored icons before I post another image.
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    I hereby declare this map complete. I have posted the final version in the Finished Maps section here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...1091#post41091

    Of course, if someone makes a good suggestion, I will probably still implement it.
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    As promised, my icons in relatively hi-res png format. I've left them white, but they can obviously be recolored as needed.

    Amador, Andor, Arad Doman, Cairhien, Chachin
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    Ebou Dar, Fal Dara, Falme, Fal Moran, Far Madding
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    Ghealdan, Godan, Illian, Lugard, Manetheren
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    Mayene, Salidar, Shol Arbela, the Stone of Tear, Tarabon
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