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    Hi

    I have recently started work on my first map made entirely in photoshop. It is a map of Serth, the world that my horror RPG takes place in.

    What iv done:
    drawn outline
    put on parchment

    Still to do:
    add mountains
    add forest
    add places
    add labels
    add measure
    add compass

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    Any C&C on what i can change/improve would be appreciated

    thanks
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    The weathered parchment is fantastic, and it looks like the paper is sitting on a slightly tilted blotter or something. Looking forward to seeing more.
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    The paper is top notch.

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    thanks guys, im a bit worried about the coast lines, they just look a bit, odd, what do you kind people think?

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    The coast lines is on apr with the fact that it's sitting on an old, weathered piece of parchment. One could deduce that it was done in a time when knowledge of cartography was at it begining. This would be a very nice handout to the players i think.

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    I think the coast lines could use some smoothing. They seem to be almost pixelated and blocky. Zoom way the hell in and smooth the buggers out. Also I would suggest some line width variation as well. That might authentic it up a bit as well.

    Great parchment texture though.
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    smoothing... yes, good idea, ill try that, and its pixelated, because... i enlarged it, about 300% from its origanal to put it onto parchment and ;line width varyation, as in, make some parts of the line thicker? ok, i guess that would make it look for like it was drawn with a calligraphy pen, i have a reall dip pen blah blah thing, so ill spend a bi of time drawing lines, and see what they look like, and try recreate it thankls everyone for the encoraging words

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_computer_user View Post
    i enlarged it, about 300% from its origanal to put it onto parchment
    Never do that. If that's a hand-drawing you started with, just scan it at higher resolution, so you don't have to enlarge to fit the parchment. You can always reduce from a high resolution down to a lesser one. You'll only get problems doing it the other way around.

    Otherwise, I see a nice start and no ones given you any "Rep" yet, so I did.

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    YAY rep thanks man. and its not hand drawn, i made it in photoshop, but made it to small, i wanted a larger map, so i just enlarged it. I think i still have the ORIGANAL psd file, which if i enlarge, wont matter... though, ill need to then redo the:
    blur
    fading
    rotating of land

    but that will only take about 20 mins, ill do that.

    EDIT: BLURGH!!! i dont have the file any more not fair... hmm, what shall i do? i could redraw, but i like it the way it is, what do you people think?
    Last edited by mad_computer_user; 09-26-2008 at 11:05 PM.

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    It almost looks "stretched" left-right. I think this is because all the long lines are horizontal.

    Some suggestions
    -Turn the peninsula in the upper left corner 90 deg. so that it has a vertical orientation
    -Do the same with some of the islands.
    -Or, scale the whole thing down so that it is narrower.

    Or do what your creative inner eye tells you to do and ignore this stranger. ;-)

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