Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Corel-Aeven and more...

  1. #1
      Rythal is offline
    Guild Artisan Facebook Connected Rythal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    547

    Post Corel-Aeven and more...

    Okay, so a while ago I made an offhand comment wondering if I could make something similar to one of Ascension's map styles in Corel. Well, I wouldn't say its a whole lot similar, but I think I've made a pretty good start.

    The map itself was done in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3, while the labeling was completed in CorelDRAW X3.

    I won't put this in the finished map section yet as when I uploaded it I realized some of the labeling is hard to see, and I think I'll use this thread to dump all my progress with this style.

    Any and all suggestions/nitpicks/criticisms welcome!

    AEVEN:

    more to come hopefully....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Corel-Aeven and more...-aevenland2final.jpg  
    Last edited by Steel General; 10-12-2009 at 06:56 AM. Reason: Re-uploaded image as attachment

  2. #2
      Ascension is offline
    Community Leader Ascension's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. Charles, MO
    Posts
    8,216

    Post

    I think it looks pretty good. I might make the ocean a little more of a grayish teal but that's me. The black labels might be easier to read in gray or white. I downloaded a free trail of CorelPaint but have yet to try it out so maybe this will get me going.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

  3. #3
    Community Leader Facebook Connected Steel General's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    9,464

    Default

    I'm with Ascension, it looks good so far.

    I took the liberty of re-adding your image as an attachment. So that it will use the board's viewer.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



  4. #4
      Gidde is offline
    Community Leader Gidde's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    2,992

    Default

    I like it. The colors are a little vivid for my taste, but it all matches together nicely.

  5. #5
      landorl is offline
    Guild Artisan landorl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Brandon, FL - USA
    Posts
    542

    Default

    I like this a lot! I agree that the water might look a little better lightened up, but it is a great map!

  6. #6
      Rythal is offline
    Guild Artisan Facebook Connected Rythal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    547

    Default

    thx all!

    Ya, i'm still a bit unpleased with the water, and ive already fixed the labels, once i finish the water, I'll upload it

  7. #7
      Rythal is offline
    Guild Artisan Facebook Connected Rythal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    547

    Post

    okay, so here I've changed the ocean, added a glow to the city names, and fooled around with the title.



    not sure whats up with the white strip on the side, but since these are just for my own pleasure I don't really care, probably just a problem with how I exported it to a jpeg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Corel-Aeven and more...-aeven-land-3..jpg  

  8. #8
      Rythal is offline
    Guild Artisan Facebook Connected Rythal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    547

    Post Revamping

    okay, so I know I put the map up in the finished work forum, but after spending some time looking at Ninetongues work, I had a sudden light bulb over the head about how I could hugely improve the oceans. so after 3 hours of fiddling with merges in photo-paint, I have something I am proud of. Once I had that done though, I decided I would redo everything from the outline up without the tedious pixel drawing.

    Now all I have to do is spend the next week or so trying to translate all the amazing Adobe tutorials on this site into what will do the same thing in Corel.

    Anyways, heres what I have so far on my revamping project. My next step is going to be to figure out how to make the mountains.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Corel-Aeven and more...-aeven-new-style.jpg  

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •