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    Very Nice !! the only thing that draws my attention is that some of the labels are hard to read especially the one on the island it gets lost in the "stroke"
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    Oh, great catch!! I will tend to that ASAP.

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    If you have the time, try playing around with making each mountain slightly individual. You really don't have to many to to deal with. Also, if you do play with the mountains, try to make the bottom a bit more rounded... umm. well not rounded so much as a roundish irregular shape instead of flat. That will produce some depth to the mountains themselves. In any event, nice map and good luck!
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    Could you post a pic or link of an example of the "rounding of the bottom" so I can get a better idea of what you are talking about? I ask because the mountains are the one feature of this map that I really don't feel good about. I like everything else, but the mountains don't feel majestic enough and they seem rather sporadic. To explain, all I did was hand draw a mountain in PS and then make it a brush. I played around with the size a bit for every one but I never really like the mountains. So any advice there would be appreciated.
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    Perhaps rounded is not the correct word. What I mean is to make the bottom of your mountains not cut by a straight line. You would either need to make 5-10 mountains to use as "stamps" or probably easier to just make each mountain unique and have the shadows come a bit below the outline of the mountain in a few places. It kind of needs a bit of extra definition to make it look a bit more 3-D ish(unless you are specifically going for a flat look).
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    I would try to tone down the dark side of the mountains. On some of the bigger ones it looks rather sudden almost like a black line drawn down the center and at least on my monitor those dark triangles jump out. I think what might help with the rounding part is if you take a look at Ramah's hand drawn hills Tutorial. An excellent tutorial for this type of thing.
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    Here is a touched up version with some additional substance.
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