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    The reason I used such a fancy font is that the map is much bigger then this and a higher res.

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    I saw that, there's nothing to say against a fancy font as it adds to the atmosphere of maps, but I myself always try to use fonts which are not windows standard/not so widely known. Well, just my opinion
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    My personal suggestion is to fully embrace the cartoony(thats not a bad thing!) style of the village. Ie, the village elements look mostly hand drawn....

    I would try to stay away from any filters that make it look computer generated as much as possible, especially the forests and the water(the fade where it meets the land) as well as the sharp hard bevel(or whatever) effect you have for the "cliffs" and the "grass". I would also suggest hand drawing even the field rows. You can get away with the same compass rose, but simpler would work also....

    ORRRRR .... go the other way and get some high quality textures and redo the town bits(ie, some slate/straw/hay/brick textures for roofs).... I would suggest the former though and stick with the cartoony style....

    BTW, that compass rose is just gorgeous.. did you make it or is it from somewhere else?
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    Oh... and upload the higher res version... if you go with the cartoony style, you can pack more information into less space with a png.. if you go more with the high texture realistic look, you would want to save as jpg.... just use your existing tools to reduce the quality until it's small enough to upload as an attachment and link to the "really big" one if you want.
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    he compass I got from RPG map maker and I attatched my own lines to it. As for the cartoony style that would be hard to do without a tablet. IF I get one ill take you up on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eViLe_eAgLe View Post
    he compass I got from RPG map maker and I attatched my own lines to it. As for the cartoony style that would be hard to do without a tablet. IF I get one ill take you up on it.

    Well.. how did you do the existing buildings and stuff? I hear ya about using a mouse... Heck... I was using a TRACKBALL (thumb kind) for quite a long, long time before I got my tablet ... I can say the tablet is WELL worth it if you can scrap up the cash...
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    I used Ascension's tutorial for this. So, it was. Fill black > Noise 400% monorhromatic > Select > Motion blur on the opposite edge > Black stroke gradient overlay and color overlay.

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