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    Fixed rivers/mountain scale, and started with the text. I'm really not sure about the regional names I've added and may just scrap them and have them explained in the notes of the maps various users. The scale is around 1.5 miles = one pixel, for reference (I'll add a scale later when I make a stylized one)
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    Pretty nice; readable fonts, interesting coastline, nice parchment style, good stuff man.
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    This looks great. If I had one nitpick it would be that your paper texture is visibly tiled. It's not so noticeable when zoomed in but enough to draw the eye.
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    This looks so fabulous. In the interest of making it more fabulous than it already is, your hills look a little blurry compared to the mountains, and all same. If you sharpened them up a bit and made one or two more symbols, it'd look even better.

    Again, this looks fabulous. Repping.

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    If I had one nitpick it would be that your paper texture is visibly tiled.
    oh damn you're right
    It's not an actual texture though, it's the Conte Crayon filter in Photoshop =/

    And about the blurry hills, yeah, I know... they're just a scaled down version of the low mountains xD

    I'll work on making some more symbols as well (I also need symbols for trees, low hills, grassland, etc) but for now I'm completely burned out creatively hahaha

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    All right, a few changes

    Deleted the regional names, I decided to have those scribbled in later 'unofficially.' Added forests/trees, and lowered the opacity of both mountains and forests so labels in the middle would be easier to see. Increased contrast and messed with the levels a bit to make the map look more sun-damaged, as it's been around and in use by an explorer/agent for 25+ years.

    I'm still not very happy with the color levels or lighting, I might mess around with that some more later to get it perfect.
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    The tiling of your background is very noticeable until you've completely zoomed in. Not a big deal really, just thought I mention it.

    Overall I think it's quite good.
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    It really feels organic with the texture and clouds...I want to touch it.
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