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    So, finally map border including title, scale bar and compass added. I'm very pleased with the result now.

    And I increased the opacity of the land lables, they are better readable now.
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    Still not a big fan of the red-colored labels for the countries, but that's just a bit of a pet peeve for me.

    Nice work overall.
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    Looks pretty good, I can at least read the orange letters. I'm with SG on that color, though. Maybe if you had a black stroke around them or used a color other than orange for the outer glow they might look better. Terrain-wise I'd say it looks done and I like your towns...I do mine sorta like that so I'm biased.
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    The reason want to keep the orange colour and the orange glow around these labels is: I want them to match the borders and the glow around them.
    I put a black stroke around the labels and gave them a slight drop shadow. They are much more prominent now that I planned them to be, but you are correct, they have at least to be readable.

    I hereby declare this map finished. Thank you very much for all your help! In my opinion this is the nicest looking map I ever created, I never dreamt of coming so far. I will create for it a thread in the finished maps section
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    Overall, looks good. For the colorblind (I am not) the orange-on-green is not a very good choice (b/c of the conflation of red and green, red being a major component of orange). Even for me they were difficult to read.

    Confounding it, orange-on-orange is just a bad idea for legibility alltogether, so orange on orange-glow-on-green is a double-whammy for legibility. Even with the drop-shadows I (not color-blind) have a bit of trouble reading the label for "Caremmon".

    I'd say it's clear from context that those labels now colored orange are representative of the regions within the orange-glowing borders, so maintaining the consistency of orange-and-orange is non-essential for preserving the informational aspect of the map.

    Other than that issue, this map is a rousing success, I would say.
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