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    Default Fast Continent

    I'm experimenting on a nice bright style which is really quick to put down. This is what I have so far. I have to wean myself off my addiction to Star Raven's mountain brushes though and make my own ones!

    It's a reasonably big continent, but I think that once I have all the elements, I should be able to get it all done in a day or two. Doing the elements for the first time is the time consumer. It's fun putting in all the little details like ruined forts, old temples and the like.
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    Guild Artisan Eilathen's Avatar
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    The detail-map looks very very good, ravs! I hope to see more in this style! And maybe a tut for it? That'd be awesome!
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    very nice... is it done in a vector program?
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    Beautiful. Love the prominent natural borders on the closer-in map. I'm trying to get the same sort of look for a world-map I'm drawing now

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    Glad to see your Moj-O-Meter is tending upwards. The detailed map looks very good and the choice of colours is beautiful.

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    Thanks all!

    @Eilathen, not much chance of a tut, since it's made in Serif Drawplus and I think there are only 3 people on the guild who use it!
    @Tilt, it's made in Serif Drawplus which is a vector app with some raster functionality.

    Seems a shame to do a test piece like this for a map which is never destined to be used for gaming. I've found someone in the maps requested forum who is looking for a map for his/her gaming group, hopefully it'll get taken up and then the map will actually have a purpose.

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    Ravells, you might mention there is a Serif DrawPlus starter edition which is free, dunno if it can do the same as the full version but, I downloaded it after you responded to one of my questions with a reference to drawplus.

    Or, i could post the link *facepalm*
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    What ever you do, don't buy Drawplus X5 until they've fixed it - it's really buggy. X4 is much more stable (and cheaper too).
    I've got X5 and don't find it that buggy...but I'm heaving one dickens of a time figuring out its paradigm.... I don't even know where to begin making a map in X5

    Any drawplus tuts would be handy.

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    Wow, I'm guaranteed a crash with X5 every time I use it. Maybe I should try a fresh re-install.

    I'm surprised RobA....if you can use Inkscape then Drawplus should be a snap for you. If I have time over christmas I'll put together a quick tutorial on how I did this map.

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