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    Default Norwich map 18th century

    here's a map i worked on this morning as a present for my sister's B'day (she lives in the area depicted on the map). it took me a lazy 5-6 hours to do, with most of the time taken up by the labelling (damned labels!), most of which is based of a variety of old maps -16-18th century i was able find, so many names might not be the same as today's (like lowestoft, which on the map is labelled as lestoff)

    hope you like it

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    Wow! What a nice map. And only done in 5 hours (very short to a beginner like me ). I feel your pain about the labelling. Also, can I ask where you got the cartouche from? Did you draw it or did you find it somewhere?

    Anyways, good job!

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    Pretty nice one for a limited work time. The key looks a bit stucked on the map though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Rose View Post
    can I ask where you got the cartouche from? Did you draw it or did you find it somewhere?
    just found one from an old map and modified it and messed about with some filters.

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    Brilliant piece of work.
    Can you be persuaded to do a tutorial someday? I would love to be able to do this, but I have no idea how to even begin
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    Quote Originally Posted by vorropohaiah View Post
    just found one from an old map and modified it and messed about with some filters.
    Thanks I might do the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaidd Drwg View Post
    Can you be persuaded to do a tutorial someday? I would love to be able to do this, but I have no idea how to even begin
    well, there's so little to this that i fear posting a tut might be a bit redundant - there's very few steps to show. the coast outline, rivers and roads are simple linework. there's a few overlay textures above it. the wave lines take a bit of work, though its just expanding the coast selection and feathering it, inverting it and deleting it, leaving the waves. that's about it really

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    ANd that's how some simple work can make a good map

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    Great work! I was considering doing a norfolk broads inspired map for the lite challenge so this is great to see (there are some very interesting river and canal systems).

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