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    Wip Torentine Empire: my li'l corner of a fictional world

    Everyone's a sucker for the old "world at night" look so i couldn't resist

    I made these maps of the region of the Torentine Empire, my geofiction nation. I took inspiration from the "Making maps in Photoshop" Tutorial by jezelf and the "Atlas Walkthrough [Fractal Terrains & Illustrator]" by HandsomeRob. While fractal terrains was used to create the base world it doesn't factor in directly here. In this case I used Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3.

    I am new to the forum so i will have to set up an album or something(?)... then when they are all polished and pretty (a border, key, graticule, depth and distance scales and all that stuff) I will post the final results.

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    These are great. Not sure which one I like more. Very well done.
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    I really like the night time and political maps! I think you've got a slight river infraction (a river that splits into two) in the south part just above Piquier, other than that I love it!
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    awww.. you noticed my retarded river delta.. there's a perfectly simple explanation for why it's like that and that is how it's going to stay for sanity's sake (mine). I actually was going to change it but i thought hey.. it's different.. it could happen on that planet

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    Hey hey, a fellow Michigander! These are all great, very modern atlas-y.

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    Very nice, looking forward to the final versions.
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    Indeed, good looking maps there. I like the variety.
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    *Whistles* Oh man! Those are some awesome maps!
    The night-time map is my favourite.
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    These maps are pretty amazing. They are all quite impressive and very professional. (although I do feel a little soiled after complimenting someone from Ann Arbor, Michigan )
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    Post Thanks for the compliments

    Map-making has been my hobby since I can remember. I would spend countless hours on the floor expanding my maps of graph paper and tape (sometimes even keeping a running census) or using all sorts of materials to creat 3d maps (ever tried cutting erasers?!).

    Most of these "tangible" maps have long since met a tragic fate but still have a few remnants or photos that I can share here sometime. I am actually refurbishing a poster-board and papier mâché city that I'd even previously salvaged and re-constructed after my parent's cat used it as a scratching-post and bed.

    Anyway, all of this knowledge of fellow mappers collected in one place will have a huge part to play in the quality of map I create from here on out and starting with these. I'll try to give credit for any inspiration and eventually, if-and-when I can organize my thoughts for long enough, maybe even create a tutorial for something

    cereth: the compliment will make up for Michigan losing to you guys... again

    wormspeaker: i built these on many (did i say many?) layers so each aspect/effect can be adjusted which allows endless variety. One of my aims for this project when finished (and a reason for the many test shades of relief maps here) is to have an atlas style topo/land-use map that will accept small text and still be legible.

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