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    Wip Just Killin Time

    A lil something I've been doing just to kill time until the next challenge comes out while I try to find motivation to finish a couple of my more labor intensive recent stuff. No real goal other than to do anything other than just watch tv and clean my house. I had planned for it to be some sort of Dwarf Lands thing so I made many mountains.
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    I love the little symbols - and the colour schemes a good one too. Very nice!
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    I'm a big fan of the color, but the mountains don't look very...mountainous...they seem to lack elevation. I just fixed this problem in one of my own maps, lol.

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    Great as everything by Ascension

    I agree with Nerdling, mountains don't really seem to be high... rather like small snowy bumps.

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    Really love the map, although the regions do seem to be a bit unclear. The colours tend to blur into the mountains, especially the purple and the green boundaries.

    I really like the texture of the mountains and the oceans. Was this done with the cloud layer effect? (I'm still getting to grips with PS's helluva learning curve).

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    I think I finally see what you're saying about the mountain height. I'll get crackin on that tonight so that I don't have to do any more labeling for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I think I finally see what you're saying about the mountain height. I'll get crackin on that tonight so that I don't have to do any more labeling for a while.
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    Ok, here's something better...I think. I thought the mountains were too black and white and although I am going for something less colorful and more towards the gray side, it was too much. I added some brown in and a big ole emboss and I think it looks mucho bettero. The second shows redone country borders which, I think, show much better; as well as the labels and roads so far. The font is Washington Text at 3, 3.5, and 4 points with 75 tracking. I've got some labels overlapping, will fix asap.
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    Labeling mostly done...got all the cities and sites n stuff using Water's Gothic. Will label mountains and rivers and such tomorrow in a different, more basic font since the general mood has been established. May redo the Washington Text with Water's but not sure. Names all come from my head in a simple, evocative manner. For example, for the red country I just thought of "things that are red" like blood, hell, skin rash, etc. Those kinds of words carry a great deal of baggage so any back story of the place is inferred without having to write some lengthy history. Laceration Castle infers all sorts of gruesome tortures for those wicked enough to imagine them. Fun to name things this way.
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