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Thread: First Pass at a Political Map in CC3

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    What version of FF? I think we recently discovered the newest version has problems with PNGs while the older version does not. I'm running FF 1.5.0.4.

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    The odd thing is that all three are PNG's. Although, the bottom two are straight out of CC3, the top one I resampled. Let me try resampling in Adobe and then throw them up again.
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    Yep that is it. The PNG's that are coming right out of CC3 are giving the current version of Firefox Grief. So a quick resample before thowing them up is in order for now.

    I think I saw a thread on a PNG issue on the CC-2 list.
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    Yup. Perhaps you should draw the list's attention to this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanatglobe
    Okay, I did some tweaking of colors, I threw a texture on the border sheet. but am not seeing too big of difference.
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    I really like the edge effect in the new look. The softer colors give the map a more antique feel, matching the feel of the rest of the map, imo.
    If I may, I would try an effect with the text to make it stand out just a bit more.

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    [edit] LOVE the compass rose! Did you draw that?

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    Thanks, I actually do have a 'glow' on the text that is the same color as the parchment to make a gap where there are symbols. I may try making it bigger.

    The compass rose I'll check where it came from. It may have come from some of the symbols in the Tome of Ultimate Mapping samples.

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    Fabulous map, Dean! I love the simple lines of it and the dabs of colour really complement it. I particularly like Clan Finn, as that is what we named our 3 week old son! (Finn, not Clan Finn!)

    Are all the terrain symbols from CC3’s standard library?

    I wonder whether some very faint coastline markings (broken lines indicating the edge of the sea) might add to the map; possibly this might just detract from the simple elegance, though.

    Another thought: although the patterned border you have looks fine, I bet this map would also really suit a ragged parchment type effect with a few burn marks – can you do that in CC3? Easy enough in Photoshop.

    Great job!

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    The Symbols are mostly from Symbol Set 1, and a few from some samples from 'The Tome of Ultimate Mapping'.

    I agree on the map border. I believe I will be able to make a ragged parchment look and even have an idea for burn marks and crease lines. Should not be too difficult with the effects in CC3.

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    It looks like either you fixed the PNGs or the latest FF update fixed them. They are working great now. Anyway, I will echo the comments above. I really like that finished look you ended up with. Well done.

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