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    Map Central Uralien

    Hi guys,

    Lately, I worked on a old atlas (not that old ) style test , inspired by some mid 19th century american and french atlas maps, though I mixed it with a slighty more "modern" relief style. During the process, I wanted to see more and more of the style on a larger map and it finally turned into a complete map at the end, so here it is It's done in Photoshop.

    Hope you'll like it. As usual, feel free to rate, rep or run away

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    Epic! The relief mountains work really well here. The shape of the land is awesome. I'm not completely sold on the sea labels, it looks a little too modern with the raised effect imo. Otherwise, thumbs up!

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    I like the sea labels actually, nice logical contrast between them and the land labels. Wonderful map, really like the style

    Is there a mistake on the scales or am I reading it wrong? The second one (Moranian Miles) goes 100, 0, 50, 100, 200, etc - shouldn't they be even? Really like the detail of adding in-world measurements too.
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    Thanks Lingon. I tried to build typography carefully. Though the sea labels may look slighlty too modern, they are actually pretty close to the references I had. "Raised effect" or shaded typography were used a lot on maps, especially on titles and big labels,from mid to late 19th century.
    @ Raptori: Thanks! You're right pointing the scale, there's actuatlly a mistake I missed. The scale should go 0, 100, 200 etc. Will fix that
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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    Though the sea labels may look slighlty too modern, they are actually pretty close to the references I had. "Raised effect" or shaded typography were used a lot on maps, especially on titles and big labels,from mid to late 19th century.
    Okay, I haven't studied this period very closely so I'll trust you! I think what's bothering me is that it looks a bit too dark and sharp compared to the rest. If it just had a little lower opacity and maybe a tiny bit more blur, I think I'd like it better.

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    Looks like cut out from an Atlas. Excellent work again!

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    Normally, i am a much bigger fan of older styles of maps. But this one i like...even the mountains (i think those work as they do register easily as mountains whereas i find those caterpillar "mountains" do not).
    The landshape is very cool!

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    This is just beautiful. In my wildest dreams I aspire to create maps like this one! I really like the mountain effect (it seems, to me, as though it might be a brass rubbing or something, due to the subtle ribbed look) and the differing scales is something that I've never seen before on a map (I don't think!) - it really makes the world more believable in a very subtle, inobtrusive sort of way. Brilliant work.
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    Thanks guys, comments appreciated !

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    I like the subtlety of the mountains. And of course all the rest.

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