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    Here is a WIP for critique. I'm trying to get a topographic atlas type style for this and have been trying to get a right 'look' for the map. So far I'm happy with this but any critiques would be helpful. This is based on a world landform with some modifications.

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    Reminds me of antarctica

    Looks pretty decent to me, the elevations are very clear, your rivers look very well thought out, I can't really think of anything to add at this point.

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    Love the mountain shapes... I agree with CM don't see anything that need changing at the moment.
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    How this looks pretty darn good (archaic expression, I know). The shape of the landmass looks quite realistic. As for what more could be done, I dunno, maybe add some differing water depths to break up the blue.

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    How did you make it? In Photoshop?

    If you did a tutorial on how to get those elevations would rock

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    You can get that with a gradient map on b&w clouds. RobA posted some great sites with gradients that you can download in the Elements section here.
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    Thanks for the link

    Now understanding that I am at best a noob with these things, how would I use them? Pretty please?

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    In PS, Image - Adjustments - Gradient Map = scroll through your loaded gradients.
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    I think you should move the whole landmass up a bit so it's more centered. All that blue up top attracts the eye, and unless there's going to be a lot of adventures under the sea there's no reason for it to be there.

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    I'd agree with Gregorus Prime, but that's also a great place for a cartouche and a rose, so I'll wait until it's finished to fully second the centering suggestion.

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