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    Wip Shaladad and surrounds

    This is my first attempt at drawing a map on the computer (and first post here too!). I am using GIMP. So far I have the sea and land relief, plus cities/towns and some roads. I am not sure how to show the different terrain types, having tried a colour overlay for the "Living Forest". I am considering symbols in black s an alternative (eg, icons of trees for forest).
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    Community Leader Gandwarf's Avatar
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    Welcome to the guild The Pixie!
    Your map has quite an interesting style, using contours to show different terrain. Not too fond of the font you are using, it's a bit plain I think. Oh and watch out with red as a color for the text. It's not always the best choice as it tends to blend into the terrain.
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    Community Leader Facebook Connected Ascension's Avatar
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    The standard atlas colors go from a medium blue to light blue for oceans, medium green to light green for lowland, dark orange/medium brown to white for mountains. But that just tells ya the different heights of the land not the terrain type. For that I am assuming you will want some tans for deserts, dark greens for swamps, grays for tundra, etc. I think your map is pretty cool so keep on doin' what ya do and welcome to The Guild.
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    Welcome Aboard!

    Looking forward to seeing where you take this.
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