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    removed by me
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    Wow... I love those mountains. How did you make them?

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    Those mountains are FANTASTIC!

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    It's a hand-drawn design I worked on. Took FOREVER to get them right. I have many different mtn ranges drawn and scanned so I can insert them and edit them as needed. I plan on adding the political lines and roads shortly. Any critiques for the land itself?

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    While the basic coastlines placed are fine, they are too smooth, especially near that southwestern rounded horn. Using the coast you have now as a guideline, really roughen up your coast with a jitter action while drawing them. Just so you know, I often hand-draw my mountains, scan and place them on my maps now - its a technique I've been using for years now. You seem to be on the right track - just roughen up your coastlines and this will be much improved.

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    Thank you very much for the info. I used AutoRealm for the landmass. It just didn't fractalize the way I wanted. I'll for sure roughen it up a bunch when I transfer it. RobA also informed me that I should increase the image size. I will for sure do that before I deem it "finished"

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    Um, Vernon...I don't think Fragless would like you taking credit for his mountains on the Map of Eltar. I know that you mentioned that you like his style in your Intro thread and even provided the link to the map http://fragless.deviantart.com/art/M...Eltar-28208522 but you copy/pasted his mountains from there and just made them a little bit smaller and moved chunks around a bit. I checked it by putting your mountains over top of his map. I can see copying one or two mountain peaks but you lifted whole chunks of ranges. Sorry, dude.
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    Well that's messed up. Can I take back my rep?

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    Holy crap! I feel dirty...

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    It's not exactly copied from his. I did trace his mountain and hand drew much of them. I admit that i should have given him credit for the design and style of the mountains. I did not see it as a huge issue, because I am going to print the current map, then trace and edit the mountains as I need them. I'm not going to just print this and call it mine. Again, I apologize for forgetting to give credit where credit is due. Those mountains that are on mine are edited and will be further edited.

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