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    Ahhh .... I see. Try doing it on a separate layer between the text and the terrain underneath, then changing the opacity on that layer to 10-20 percent. That should pop the text without giving you that hole-in-the-map problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidde View Post
    Ahhh .... I see. Try doing it on a separate layer between the text and the terrain underneath, then changing the opacity on that layer to 10-20 percent. That should pop the text without giving you that hole-in-the-map problem.
    Golden! I cant believe I didnt think of something like that, Thanks. Here is another update, text is the same but do the rivers look more "in the dirt" now? their defiantly darker now which i like.

    Thought I would show the rest of the continent so it dosent look like North America. Its about the size of England maybe a bit bigger.
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    I hadn't really paid attention to it before, but I really like the texture you have in the water!

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    I was just about to say - great map - but I love the water!

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    Coming along nicely... one thing you can try with your rivers (if you haven't already) is put a small (1-2 pixel) bevel on them with a brown/tan color it may help the rivers to 'stop floating'.
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    Forget if wilbur does this but look for a Z scale, a lot of 3d geographical software uses it, basically upping the scale increases the size in height, without increasing the X or Y
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    Thanks Loogie, I am going to work on the next continents here soon and when I Wilbur the heightmap I will look at doing that, it will make it easier at later steps.

    Thanks for the compliments guys!
    Dare I as what you mean by "atmospheric" Rav?
    I am tempted to put a cloud layer if thats what you mean.

    When It comes to labeling I would have to redo all the labeling I have as I have found out i have already mearged the layers so i can edit the black stroke. I will use the techniques on the next land mass. I think I cant label anymore without cluttering the map. I want to label some woodlands and Nation boundries, but I cant seem to add readable labeling without covering too much of the map, even when just overlaying the text. So this is the "final" but as I said i want to do a cloud layer i think now, and finish it up with cartography details (rose, grid maybe, edges).
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    I think I figured out how to show the individual regions for my campaign setting, here are a set of picture for each region as they are detailed in writing. what do you think. The black edges were supposed to be "deleted" but jpgs cant do transparency but you see what i am going for.
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    Honestly, I think these look better than they would have if they'd been all the way deleted. I love the look of greyscaled out-of-scope areas.

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