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    okay, so I've been trying various techniques in Corel to improve my maps. To be honest, this actually started out while I was attempting to use RobA's coastline tut (found here: [Award Winner] Making Not so Random Coastlines in GIMP - alternative method) in photo paint. It didn't turn out very well (corel doesn't have all the same features), but I realized It looked a lot like a nebula of sorts.

    After much butchering and frustration, I have completed a galaxy. I was mostly interested in the picture itself, but I guess if I'm going to upload it here I'll have to make a map out of it, so I'll upload both with and without labels.

    The galaxy was done in CorelPHOTO-PAINT x3, while the labeling and planets were done in CorelDRAW x3.

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    Looks good. The only thing I find strange are the light rays which emerge from the centre. they would be composed of suns at this scale and then rotate like the rest.

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    Looks pretty awesome to me. It's a bit regular, I guess. Maybe some smudging would take care of that. I think the "map" version has a bit of a Dune feel to it - the movie version's filmbooks Paul was looking at early on. You going to take it further?
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    Those light rays could be a lens effect on the camera taking the shot.
    That looks like a very dense galaxy, but it's a nice pic.
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    Neat stuff here...

    I think if you shrunk it down it might make a cool avatar pick as well.
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    yah i think I'll touch up the map part later, also will maybe get rid of the lens flare.

    thanks

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    k, so I lessened the lens flare, any other nitpicks before I start working on labeling the planets?
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    I liked the lensflare. Gave it a little style. If nothing else, just say it's dividing the galaxy into nine sectors.

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    Very pretty indeed. Love it.
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