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    So, mostly finished at this point, for the moment at least. This is my first decent attempt at labeling anything (aside from notes on my hand-drawn maps), so if anyone has suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I guess I'll start on important regional maps next, once this is done....

    Edit: Fixed the borders to be less bright, and realized that I'd posted a slightly outdated version anyway. The new one has a logo. Yay.

    Edit Again: Edited the tundra-ish part of Shan to make the mountains more visible. Added city icons and labels. How do the city labels look? Also added the logo (original.)

    Edit #3 (I think): Tree trunks! Do they look okay? Or just dumb? And fixed the wonky-looking rivers. I think they're better now. Now there's a version without labels, and one without forests. I'll upload one with labels when I'm done re-labeling some things and fixing up the labels themselves to look a little better. It might take a little longer than usual, since I've decided to make a black and white map of Kelunia (labeled in attachments) and its important areas and cities for a book I'm writing. (Mostly for my own reference, but also in case we decide to actually put a map in the book itself.)

    Also, I accidentally forgot to save it after I put in the icons and smaller labels. So now they're all gone, boo hoo! Thankfully, I've still got them as brushes so they'll be easy to put back in. Whew.
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    It's a nice choice of fonts - stylish, yet still very readable.
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    Please step out of the car, sir, you have been awesome in a No Awesome zone.

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    I'm loving this map. The water colour effects on the mountains and forest look great. The text looks good too, nice font, nice colours. The only thing I'm not digging 100% on this map is the coloured borders on the countries which, to my eyes, look too digital against the painted map. If you get those to look more water-coloury then it would be 100% amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    It's a nice choice of fonts - stylish, yet still very readable.
    Thank you! It's Vinque by Ray Larabie (larabiefonts.com) - he's got a lot of really awesome fonts, all free. :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramah View Post
    I'm loving this map. The water colour effects on the mountains and forest look great. The text looks good too, nice font, nice colours. The only thing I'm not digging 100% on this map is the coloured borders on the countries which, to my eyes, look too digital against the painted map. If you get those to look more water-coloury then it would be 100% amazing.
    Thank you!!

    Yeah, I see what you mean. I'll change the blending mode for them to Multiply so they'll blend a little better. If they're still too bright, I'll bring down their saturation.

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    Much better. And I love the logo too. 100% amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramah View Post
    Much better. And I love the logo too. 100% amazing.
    Thank you!!

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    This is looking pretty good.
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    Very artistic looking map and you have used some nice fonts!
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    VERY NICE!! my one complaint is that you might want to add some color or more shading to the "light" side of the mountains around Shan. Right now, it looks a lot more like a cliff down into a large depression than mountains ringing the area. Of course, that could just be my eyes tricking me (as happens quite often....), but it took me several seconds of hard staring to figure out they were mountains....
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