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    The first map in my new worldbuilding project is complete.
    Thanks to all who helped out in the WIP thread!

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    That has got to be one of the slickest use of that mountain style I've seen. Excellent! Overall it looks *very* authentic, and really inspires me to make something in this style

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    Yeah, has me thinking about updating my antique tut. Good work, bro.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
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    This looks fantastic. I really love the watermark-type stuff you can barely see in the ocean. It sets the whole thing off. Repped and rated!

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    Really great stuff! I didn't follow the WIP and the map is quite self-explanatory, but I think a small legend is usual when using different types of terrain and travel routes. Have thought about that?

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    Simply awesome!!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    It is immediately reminiscent of a hearty, throaty, national anthem.

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    Technical question: In a couple of places (Deconshire, e.g.) you have text along a concave path. Whenever I try to do this, Illustrator insists on placing the text on the convex face of the path. Is there something I'm missing?

    EDIT: Wait, now it's doing the opposite. Clearly I don't know which end is up with this "text on a path" tool. In any case, I can now rotate the text to where I want it, but I wish I knew how to make it do what I want in the first place.
    Last edited by Bill Hooks; 07-22-2010 at 08:15 PM.

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    If you click and hold the text, you should be able to drag it to whichever side of the path you want it to display on

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    to be more precise, in the help files i found the following-
    To flip the direction of text along a path, drag the bracket across the path. Alternatively, choose Type > Type On A Path > Type On A Path Options, select Flip, and click OK.

    (by bracket it means the line you see poking up out of the middle of the path when you have the text selected)
    Last edited by Coyotemax; 07-22-2010 at 09:13 PM.

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    Thanks, Coyote. That's so easy, I probably could have figured it out for myself if I'd tried a little harder!

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