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    More updates. Went a lil crisper on the ridges but still can't bring myself to go all the way as my method doesn't have as much info as a DEM or GIS map would, started labeling towns, put in some dungeon markers (one of these is where the plague was unleashed from), and a tentative map title. The fonts are arial, angry blue, and angry blue condensed all with 75% verticality.
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    Nice job my friend...love that Angry Blue font - it works well for this.
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    Very pretty. I like the dirty look.

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    The rivers would look better if you go rid of the bumpy texture.

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    This was originally meant to be a region, then it morphed into a terrain elevation experiment, so before it gets way out of hand I'm about ready to call this done and move on to something new. Let me know if there's something I missed/overlooked or need to revisit/tweak/fix. I didn't really feel like going all out with a border, frame, fancy graphics and whatnot but can if people think I should...otherwise I'll call it a successful experiment and leave it at that. Fixed those bumps Nym, I left in before cuz I thought they broke up the rivers a bit.
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    That looks great - good work. Like how this one turned out.
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    Besides the map being very awesome (par for the Ascension course) I love that cartouche! How did you do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karro View Post
    Besides the map being very awesome (par for the Ascension course) I love that cartouche! How did you do that?
    Without knowing his exact steps - it looks to me like a beveled shape with a "wind" filter and a wood/brick texture applied, and I would guess lots of "burn" applied to the lettering.

    The compass rose & the "Stay Out' like like they were drawn with a mouse (could be wrong on that tho)...
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    The phorce is strong with the Steel one. Exactly spot on except I added a little bit of white overlay to the wood pattern (which I think I found on some country/western "Rolling Stone"-equivalent music page while looking for pics of the goddess Shania...even tho I hate country/western she can come live with me now that she's single again). I wanted it to look like a sign that someone had carved with a knife and then gotten slightly burnt...like a warning sign someone might see when entering a plagued city. I might go back and make the shape fit the boards better though, it looks kinda rough. Oh and the bevel has a texture that is the same as the pattern.
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    I'm with ya on Shania my friend...
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