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    Wip My First Map

    I found Schwarzkreuz's awesome brushes (lifesaver!) and went to work. This is my first map in Photoshop. Be gentle, I'm still in the newbie stages of Cartography.

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    Parchment and all other effects are done by me. Any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: Oh yea, it's nowhere near finished in case anyone was wondering.

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    Clearly in an early stage but it has character. Certainly curious to see where it goes from here. There are a few trees brushing over a river a bit, which is visually a bit uncomfortable especially when it peeks through the lines. But that is a personal thing, others may not mind that.
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    Thanks for the tip Veldahar, I'll definitely fix that I'm a stickler for details. It's really difficult placing all them dang trees without piling up a thousand layers

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    I really like your mountains, they look great.

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    One thing that buggers me are the mountains around the lower lake. I know that these aren't meant to be to scale, but the trees around them are higher than the highest mountain. But besides that I quite like what you've done so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahobius View Post
    One thing that buggers me are the mountains around the lower lake. I know that these aren't meant to be to scale, but the trees around them are higher than the highest mountain. But besides that I quite like what you've done so far.
    I agree with this, the trees could be smaller, and maybe a bit less dense.

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    Trees always seem to give me a hard time, I hadn't noticed the height difference before but I'm working on redoing that whole island, it's such a pain. Thanks for your input guys

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