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    Map Williamtown. Early 1800's style port map

    A little port town map for all those pirate-lovers out there. Arrg!
    Produced with CC3 / CD2 and photoshop. Feedback welcome.

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    LOVE the look and feel of this one. Really managed to hide the CC origins with the excellent work in photoshop.

    Is that a scanned background or a purely digital one?

    (Ditto for the wax seal)
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    Nice antique effects. It makes the basic city symbols look much better. Very visually pleasing!

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    Nice job, you did very well giving it a pseudo-old look. Consider it yoinked. It even compares favorably to Shawn Brown's professional map of Port Royal, Jamaica (pre earthquake) at http://shawnbrown.com/maps/port_royal.html which has been my standard map for a pirate den (besides Freeport) up until now. Welcome to the Guild sirjoe and keep up the good mapping.

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    Wow--great first post! I agree with the others here that you have captured well the feel of a map of this genre! Well done!

    As for feedback I had to think hard, but here are a few (purely cosmetic, "icing on the cake"-level) ideas:
    1) Although stereotypical, I would ragged-up the edges. Would increase the feel even more.
    2) The wax seal has a red glow around it--a black shadow would make it "pop" even more + be more realistic.
    3) When you look very closely, the crease in the paper (which I absolutely love, by the way) does not bleed through to also crease the drawing itself. This is pretty easy to fix in PS.

    Again, awesome map. Welcome to the Guild!!!
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