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    When I first started DM'ing, I needed a world map. Stuck with no talent, I ripped everything off Google Maps and worked on it in Photoshop.

    This is not WIP; this is old amateur finished work. I don't remember exact details, but see if you can find what world region I ripped everything from!
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    I think you have a great talent when it comes to ripping google of images and then assemble them in to a new map. The only thing I miss is a better (ripped) texture for the ocean. Good job.

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    Great job! I'd love to see a tutorial on the methods you use!

    Google Earth annoys me a bit because when you zoom in, the images are composited in strips each of which is coloured slightly differently.

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    Yeah, I hate that varying color thing...so I use the website FlashEarth which has different overlay styles (none of which are Google).
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


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    I remembered something: one of my players is my cousin, who plays via webcam and Maptool. Since he went to New Zealand, I threw this mashup together:
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    Also found yet another version of the map... seems I couldn't make up my mind.
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    Pretty cool...I like the pastel color scheme and the low opacity terrain rip.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

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