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Thread: Serpentia Kingdom of the people

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    -MAP IS DON-
    you can find the latest version in the finished maps section. here:
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...181#post108181

    Okay... im officieal ashames... i cant hold my hands to one projekt at a time... and sheldom for long time at all.

    So now.. a new map.. or a new old map... its actuealy one i made a loooooong time ago but newer got past designign the coast line...

    Now i have updatet it a ton and seam stuck again.

    1st i cant seam to find out how to make desent bendet letter tags to my towns rivers and the like.
    2nd i can deside if ill color it or not :S

    any advise out there?

    any comment welcome by the way...

    -ZB
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    Last edited by ZleapingBear; 04-15-2010 at 06:08 AM. Reason: -MAP DON
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZleapingBear View Post
    1st i cant seam to find out how to make desent bendet letter tags to my towns rivers and the like.
    2nd i can deside if ill color it or not :S
    1st: Depends on what software you're using. In GIMP you can bend text by making a path that follows a river on either side, then typing a text and using the "text along path" function - this will create a text-path that runs along the river.

    2nd: This map would definitely benefit from some coloring, even just adding shades of gray. Your rivers look almost indistinguishable from coastlines, while the land and the sea/lake areas are filled with the same shade. This makes it difficult to discern at a glance where is land and where is water. If the sea (and the rivers) were colored blue, that already would make a huge difference.

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    -MAP IS DON-
    you can find the latest version in the finished maps section. here:
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...181#post108181

    Hmm... well a litle update...

    Ghostman... im trying to use GIMP but it have a funny idea of scaling the letters to :S

    Ill try out InkScape

    Heres a litle update with some colors and names of all the cities...
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    -MAP IS DON-
    you can find the latest version in the finished maps section. here:
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...181#post108181

    Latest update.. i cant see to find any more things i want to add... but maby you out there can..

    idd realy like some kritisisem before posting in finished maps...

    any idea are welcome...
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    The labels for the big towns (in the red "handwritten" font) are the weakest link. Not only is the font itself difficult to read, but it's made worse where labels are overlaid on darker parts of the map (such as a mountain symbol). I'd consider changing the font and stroking the text with a white outline.

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    -MAP IS DON-
    you can find the latest version in the finished maps section. here:
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    Well Ghostman. must admit that you are rigth about the Labeling- ill however not change the font, as i like it alot, but i addet an outline.

    Besidens i also fixed a problem with the "Compas" one of the lines were going under where is shut gow over...

    Heres the new result.
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