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    Map The Secret Den

    Here's a dungeon map which is made entirely in Illustrator. All items drawn by me in Illustrator.

    The aim for this project: able to work fast, printable map, clear symbols/furniture, scalable (overview and battlemat scale), 100% editable, good looking (both close up and zoomed out).

    Edit: updated the maps to slightly darker rock texture.
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    Good job there, though I think this kind of map deserves some more contrast with shading and lightining effects

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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    Good job there, though I think this kind of map deserves some more contrast with shading and lightining effects
    Thanks. Yes, I agree I could add some more shading and lightning if it was to be used only as a battlemap but for an overview map it gets unreadable pretty quick. It could perhaps use some contrast and sharpening filter though.

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    Increasing the shadows outside the dungeon or make those outsides darker may highlight the dungeon more? But I guess it's a matter of personnal choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    Increasing the shadows outside the dungeon or make those outsides darker may highlight the dungeon more? But I guess it's a matter of personnal choices
    Well, a much darker rock texture would be perfect for screen use. I tested alot of different colors and shading for the rock but finally I tried to keep it lighter for good printing results (but maybe I did it too light and it could probably be a bit darker, yes - thanks for your input).
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    You're right : Printing don't really like too dark areas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    You're right : Printing don't really like too dark areas!
    Made the map a bit darker. Updated the map above

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    Nice work, but for it to be really useful the whole map needs to be at least the same size/resolution as the zoomed out part.

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    Nice style you have developed! I agree with Max about lightning effects and contrast, it looks too friendly to me. At the first look the stairs appeared like a wall to me and don't fit to the large floor tiles, but that's all personal taste. Good job!

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