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    Map 1st ever map!

    Here is the first ever map i made trying to follow the tutorial present in here for photoshop.
    Took me the best part of afternoon and evening.


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    Looks pretty good but - folks always say my stuff is too dark. If you want to lighten up the land colors, click on the base layer and change the blend mode to soft light.
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    Well many thanks Sir! I was actually wondering how to lighten it up.

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    Looks good. the bump map on the oceans is a little "pockmarked" if that makes any sense. There are some random holes here and there that don't quite look right. Of course that's just my opinion all in all It's a very nice first map (WAY better than my first)
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    I think I like the pockmarks. If you're looking at the same things I am, they resemble sub-surface volcanic activity. They could be good areas to find atolls, perhaps?
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    Awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan K View Post
    I think I like the pockmarks. If you're looking at the same things I am, they resemble sub-surface volcanic activity. They could be good areas to find atolls, perhaps?
    Thats a very good way of looking at that. Now that I've looked at again your exactly right
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    It looks very good to my eyes. It looks very realistic. It's amazing what reading one tutorial can do for you isn't it?

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