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    Post Post Apocalyptic Virginia - redone

    After hanging around this site for a month, along with downloading alpha mask and smudge plugins for PDN, I've decided to go back and rework my first attempt at a semi-sattelite physical style. So far, I've made the coastlines and added forests, grass, and deserts. Time to start on mountains!

    Anyone know of any swamp textures?
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    Looks good for the start.
    One thing I would change is the coastal area - there the water looks pixelated. Try for a smoother impression.

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    Genetica has some stuff that you could use for swamps.
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    Thanks, Sapiento & Ascension. What's Genetica?

    After two and a half hours of wrangling, mountains! (and a fixed up coastline)
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    Genetica (available here) is a texture editor/creator available in either a free "Viewer" with limited rendering /editing capabilities or a full version.

    It's quite good I think.
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    After some more fiddling, I think I'm ready for cities, labels, &c. I can't decide how I should represent the cities, though.
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    It helps me usually to think 'How should the final map look like?' if I have concerns about the style for some details on the map. If you want a fancy, heavily decorated result, go for more comlicated looking city symbols. If you want a map in a more simple style, go for simply icons like dots and squares.

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    Here's some text. Thoughts?
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    I think a simple black stroke might set the text off so that it doesn't look blurry.
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    Hey, that looks familiar! And awesome.

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