Looks like a very promising start. I've never been able to really get the hang of these kinds of tutorials.
Sooo here it is.
7.3 MB / .jpg 4942 x 3342 px
16 Regions & Capitals
30+ Major Sites (Points of Interest, Caves, Medium Dungeons, etc)
25+ Fortress (Castles, Towers, )
10 Ancient Ruins (Large Dungeons)
... and countless adventures
Inspired by the amazing Saderan tutorial done by Tear, and my need to have a map for a future rpg campaign...
.. i've just made my 1st map (still WIP)
Saderan's style looks almost exactly the same feeling i wanted for this setting.
- original psd is almost HUGE (4800x3200 px)
- few rivers: well, yeah.
- markers (city, towns, names, etc);
- regions, kingdoms, etc;
- some mods (darker areas, maybe a few swamps, deserts..)
Obviously, feedback is appreciated.
Last edited by berto; 06-26-2012 at 08:40 AM. Reason: Map Finished
For some reason the map looks a bit "fuzzy". I'm not sure why exactly (being a GIMP user I've never had the opportunity to attempt this style), but if you could find a way to sharpen the detail I think it would be a great improvement to the map.
Thanks for the feedback
Today i've added some textures, brushes etc to create some detail.
I think the forest is fine, but mountains have some sort of "wrong" feeling. Still experimenting...
The mountains do seem a bit floaty, for lack of a better term, LOL.
Heckuva first map however! Nice work. Liking the forests.
Upon the Creation of the World the First Dragons cast their seed in the light of a Sun and a Thousand Suns, beneath the Moon and a Thousand Moons, on a World and a Thousand Worlds.
those forests are really nice (the swampy bits too), though mountains- using the saderan style as well as individual mountains 'brushes' - seem odd.
great work for a first map
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
Yes, i guess i have to rework mountains, erase the brushes and make more elevation, using the terrain layer itself to create mountains instead brushes.
I'll post more soon...
It looks very good and it seems you've got a pretty good plan for what to do next! I'd consider making the snow terrain border sharper/noisier since snow tends to end quite abruptly and doesn't really "flow" into other terrain types. Aside from that, cool ... and the trees are nice too!
Looking spiffy! I love those mountains and forests. The colours be pleasin' to me eye as well.
Just one detail: Some of the rivers seem a tad angled in some segments. Some smoothing would fix them right away.