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    This is looking very good. I very much like it; I'd consider removing the black/white border, though, because it looks weird weaved under the scroll and lands and not really limiting the display at all.

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    Syd, thanks for pointing out that my border wasn't being of much help. I'll keep all the towns & cities inside.

    I've also made the city symbols a bit smaller... Don't know if it does much to help, but I think it's a wee bit better.

    Now, for forests...
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    Okay, I'm done. Haha

    If it seems empty, don't worry. I've made regional maps for the individual sections using the everpopular Pasis tutorial. They contain forts, forest names, mountain names, river names, villages, etc.; in general, they contain more detail. This big map is meant to display boundaries and not much more.

    I'll likely post this in my game within the week; however, if you've got suggestions or criticisms, I'll certainly take 'em.

    Thanks for being cool, patient (I am slow!), and thanks for all the support.
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    This came out quite nicely.

    The only thing I would probably change (and this is just personal preference), is the border colors. They seem a bit neon to me.
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    Damn, I realized I forgot a compass rose, or at least a N^ symbol. Where to put the

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    Smack in the middle where it says Sea of Fydd

    Seriously, that's one of the places i would consider. Or move things around a bit in the lower right and put it right where it says Ralormit's Rim. That would balance a bit with the legend on the left..

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    This map turned out great... even though progress was slow
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    I like it except for the scroll. It just doesn't seem to fit. Everything else is great, though.
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    That's awesome. I actually love everything about this map - the colors, the way the northern lands extend past the long/lat grid border, the font, yep pretty much everything.

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    Awesome! Thank you! I can't let you know how much your help means to me. If you look at the first post of this thread, you can see how much this forum has helped me. You guys rock.

    Most of the reason that it was so slow was because I was learning a lot about Photoshop. I had to remake the map about 10 times because each time I did something, it wasn't be undoable or modifiable. I've learned to use masks and other flexible, editable techniques.

    The finished map is in "Finished Maps." How fitting.

    Thanks again!

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