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    Map Village of Northfield

    Hi All,

    First village map i've produced in a while using a CC3 style from one of the annuals. As always comments and feedback greatfully received.

    Regards....
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    This is quite nice... would like to see a colored version as well.
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    Thats a nice little village, and I agree with SG, I would like to see a colored version as well
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    Hi folks,

    Thanks for the comments so far. The style i actually used is a B&W style which i'd never used before. I can easily recreate it using a colour style though. It's funny i'd never tried B&W before but i do see what you mean about perhaps using colour.

    Regards...

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    Black and white maps can be quite ok (especially if you only have a b/w printer anyway), but when I look at your map, its very light, and I think that is what makes me miss the color - if you used heavier shading/crosshatching/whatever to darken the map, then I probably wouldn't have thought about missing colors
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    I find myself in agreement with Tilt on this one. Up the contrast a little and maybe put in some pen-marks (woodcut, crosshatched, stippled, etc.) and it'll look beautiful in B&W. As is, it looks darn good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidde View Post
    I find myself in agreement with Tilt on this one. Up the contrast a little and maybe put in some pen-marks (woodcut, crosshatched, stippled, etc.) and it'll look beautiful in B&W. As is, it looks darn good!
    Hi Again,

    Do you have any examples of what your suggesting ? I'd like to take a look and then give it a go !

    Thanks again...

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    Here is a quick test, just with some shading with a soft brush ... haven't payed attention to hitting the edges perfectly - just a quick makeover

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    Here's another technique that might help as well. It's using the "curves" function in gimp to enhance the dark and light without losing your middle ground.
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    For screen display, I think I'd just make the background a light grey instead of white. The white is perfect for print, though.

    Do you have the latest patch for CC3? My understanding is that they've finally managed to implement anti-aliasing, which will soften those "jaggies" on angled lines. I don't know if it's a sheet effect you have to activate or if it does it automatically. You'll have to ask a regular CC3 user for details, as I haven't even opened CC3 in more than a year.
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