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    Tutorial Tips for Stunning Coastal Effects - Ortelius Tutorial

    A new tutorial shows how to apply styles for waterlining, coastal vignette, waterline wash, and various shadow effects to coastlines in Ortelius. Coastal effects can add interest and texture to your map of land, water, and island areas. These effects help develop a visual hierarchy between land and water areas, an important cartographic principle providing clear separation and focus to the land areas. In addition, such effects lend to the overall style of your map design whether contemporary or historic in nature. Here's how…
    Last edited by drjill; 06-09-2010 at 08:37 PM.

    Jill Saligoe-Simmel

    Ortelius™ – Map Illustration Software

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    Cool - good tut. Your Ortelius seems to have some useful map features with minimal UI effort to get to them. Whilst I have seen PS and Gimp etc do these it takes many stages. I would be interested in seeing more maps made with it.

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    Had I the money I'd buy a Mac just to get this software.
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    Awesome tutorial, just the addition I was looking for. Thanks drjill

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