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    Wip Area map for D&D

    We have "nerd night" on Sundays. I made a "world map" ... Turned out okay for my first try, I guess... Here is the link to the thread...
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...9796#post69796

    Now, am working on a region-specific map for tomorrow night. The party will have a choice to make as far as what to do next and the local tavern owner will be giving the head of the party the map in order for them to decide what to do next...

    The party is currently in "Ethadia"...

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. I really don't like the way the rivers turned out

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    This is only my second map. It doesn't hold a candle to some of the beautiful maps I've seen. This map is purely the result of some of the best tutes I have ever read (and my new wacom tablet)

    Thanks guys, ya'll are awesom!

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    This is a great lil map, lots of character. The rivers look fine except I think I see what yer gettin at with the stroke covering them up partially at the coast. To get rid of that I would make a new layer on top of the land, then grab a brush and paint in some blue to cover that stroke. This is the easiest and fastest way and I know of at least three other ways to fix it but they all take a lot of time to explain and to do and usually just confuse people...so just paint some blue on a new layer to cover it up The only thing I might suggest is to make the forests just a tad darker, not too much just a skosh (or however you spell it) because we don't want to ruin the faded look, just make em pop a lil more. Might do the same on the hills and maybe add some hatching to shade em. I'm still gonna rep ya for it cuz I can't seem to get myself to simplify and make nice maps like this.
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    Thanks! Will be working on that tonight, then... Any suggestions on how to blend the coast with the river? Hmmm.. The rest is easy LOL
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    Wip

    Darkened the treed just a "skosh" Same with the hills... That made the original hashes stand out a bit... Not too sure if it needs more or not.

    Tried to fix the coast. It doesn't blend as well as I'd like but attempts to fiddle with it made it uglier LOL

    Also added simple bridges.

    Please critique

    Edited to upload the RIGHT one!
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    I'm just about to do a quick vid on how I'd approach the rivers/roads/coastline blend.

    In the meantime, I've painted over the areas in question.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Area map for D&D-ethadia_region-copy2.jpg  
    Last edited by ravells; 07-26-2009 at 05:11 AM. Reason: thumbnailing large inline map
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    very nice craggles - let me know when / where I can see that vid - that looks MUCH better
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    Darkened the treed just a "skosh" Same with the hills... That made the original hashes stand out a bit... Not too sure if it needs more or not.

    Tried to fix the coast. It doesn't blend as well as I'd like but attempts to fiddle with it made it uglier LOL

    Also added simple bridges.
    Looks like I didn't post fast enough.

    (I would create the coastlines and the river as one element (which I'm about to show) which would mean they'd blend easily)
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    Tried a different paper for effect...

    I think I like the new paper better...

    Waiting on a video
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Area map for D&D-ethadia_region_alt_paper-copy.jpg   Area map for D&D-ethadia_region-copy.jpg  
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    Hi Craggles, please use the thumbnailing feature to post your maps, rather than external links (unless external image is a small one) so it doesn't slow post downloads. (I've thumbnailed your map in this thread) To use the thumbnail feature:

    When you are writing a post click 'go advanced', click on manage attachments and follow the instructions. Thanks!

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