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    Map WinterFall - The North Pole

    Appropriate for the season, here is a map I made based loosly on a story of the same name I wrote for my kids about the North Pole. Kind of a dark twist on the traditional lore. I tried to incorporate some less-classic folklore as well, like the Greek Hyperborea. Made in Photoshop with huge help from pretty much everyone who's posted a tutorial here!


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    Note the lack of compass rose because, technically, at the pole every direction is south... just couldn't come up with a cool way to represnt that!

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    Hey, welcome to the guild SmilesAndGimps! This map is pretty good, although the pieces of the broken ice sheet are looking strangely smooth and roundish compared to the rest.

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    Nice! I especially like arctic maps, so I might be biased in my opinion that it looks amazing.

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    Thanks for the comments guys! The broken ice sheet does look a little hokey in retrospect, guess I overlooked it mostly... Maybe I'll go back and rough it up a bit in the future!

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    Guild Artisan Lingon's Avatar
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    So this is what Winterfell looked like before it fell?

    Uh… not my best joke perhaps. Anyway… It's a good map, I like the land shape and the texture work. I think in your future maps, you could improve your labeling by using fewer styles and fonts. The look of Hyperborea and those are perfect; the rest don't fit in as good as those do. You also have some pixellation on some of the lines, which can often be fixed easily by applying a small Gaussian Blur (or making a pass over the lines with the blur tool if you didn't put them on their own layers).

    Have some reputation points for contributing with this map in your first post!

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    Looks great. Nice work. I'm curious if the scale is what you intended? The whole map is about 50x50 miles. Seems small, but it's your story, of course.

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    coool almost james bondish in away

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