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    Those Pasis mtns really look great with that parchment color underneath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormcrowe View Post
    got a close look at the cities...how did you get that look from them? I like that!
    Glad you're likin' it so far. The cities and mountains are from a tutorial I found on this forum a while ago by pasis. A search should turn up the particular tut. I dig how you can make mini city maps within the larger map. Good luck mapping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Those Pasis mtns really look great with that parchment color underneath.
    Yeah! I'm not sure how successful the blend of faux hand-drawn and clearly photoshopped elements is going to be, but I'm trying it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Yeah! I'm not sure how successful the blend of faux hand-drawn and clearly photoshopped elements is going to be, but I'm trying it!
    If you are working with photoshop and have the mountains in their own layer, you can probably apply something from one of the Artistic or Brush Strokes filters for a good effect. The example was created quickly by applying Filter>Brush Strokes>Angled Strokes to part of your image. Ink Outlines and Sprayed Strokes worked well, too. You need to fiddle a bit with settings to get a good look, but it could be worth it.

    Not stealin' your thunder, here. The image is yours, and I only use it to illustrate an effect. I would not use your imagery without permission for any other purpose.
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    Thanks for the tip(s). I'll be seeing what those filters can do for me right now!

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    So, here she is as of right now... all she needs is labeling, and possibly some tweaking with the forest layer. What do we think so far, fellow guildmembers?
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    So, here's the lazy version of the map. Still not happy with the forests, but I do like the font I stumbled upon. What do we think? It's meant to evoke a cross between ancient Canaan and medieval France...
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    This is looking good so far.. nice choice for the colors palette, but in my opinion, mountains are looking a little bit smudged, like a mosaic.. got it?
    Trying to sharp them a bit would be intresting..

    Anyway, keep going, it's turning out pretty good! ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelrzacharias View Post
    mountains are looking a little bit smudged, like a mosaic.. got it?
    Trying to sharp them a bit would be intresting..
    I was going for a painted-looking style... I'll have to think about what to do.

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