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    IG, Here is the area as a .psd file. You'll find the coastline in black and white and a bump map (on a separate layer), both of which I made from Fractal Terrains. We'll be using these to make the map of the region. Feel free to experiment with what you have so far! Play is the essence of learning software, so just spend time playing with the maps, drawing stuff on top etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    IG, Here is the area as a .psd file. You'll find the coastline in black and white and a bump map (on a separate layer), both of which I made from Fractal Terrains. We'll be using these to make the map of the region. Feel free to experiment with what you have so far! Play is the essence of learning software, so just spend time playing with the maps, drawing stuff on top etc.
    Absolutely perfect. Thank you!

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    And here I am after a bit of fiddling... There's a weird thing going on on the coast that I'm not too crazy about.

    Color's off somewhere; the whole thing's a bit greener than I hoped. It's all a nice earthy brown in PS, but gets sickly when I save the png. Any ideas?
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    Hey, it's looking good!

    Hmm are you working in RGB or CMYK, that's the only thing I can think of. I think (sorry don't have PS in front of me now) you should check Image/Mode/ and see which is ticked. Make sure you're in RGB and 16 million colours (or n million anyway, not sure if it's 16).

    The other (unlikely) possibility is that you might only be saving some layers and not others into the PNG? Are all your layers visible when you save?

    Could you post a copy of the .psd file and I'll take a look at it.

    Oh, and tell me if you have a name for the area and I'll amend the thread title.

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    It's not just the map that's get screwy colors... actually, everything I do comes out that way--considerably darker than what's in PS. Quite strange, really. Here's the .psd:

    Actually, maybe not. The file is too big.

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