A really superb city map. I agree with Pasis and Jaxilon about aging the text and city walls.
I took all that into account, made an extra-aged version ... and promptly forgot to upload it! Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!
And I thought you were great with Sketchup. This is so nice and shows incredible versatility.
I'm so-so at Sketchup and I'm ok at Illustrator. Illustrator's a horrible behemoth of a programme ... when I first fired it up I stared at it like a bunny rabbit caught in the glare of a car's headlights. It's learning curve reminded me of rock climbing.
I like this map and the aging effects you have done on it. My suggestions are, try reducing the opacity (just a bit) on the stains. I'd also suggest applying just a slight gaussian blur (0.5 px) to the stains. You may also want to blur the text and the black lines and then overlay a layer with a texture on top of the black lines and text layer(s). I would reduce the opacity of the lower layer (text and line work) just a bit. That might give a slight aged look. You may also want to apply a gaussian blur (0.25 to 0.5 px) to the entire image to soften it a bit. Mind you these are just random ideas I have that may or may not be relevant to your map, since I have no idea what your layers are like for this map.
Overall, this is a very well done map. Congratulations.
If I still played D&D, I'd use it! Greyhawk has always been my realm of choice.
Well, this aged version is just an "online display" version of the map. The original version is in illustrator - so quite stain free - and runs to Idon'tknowhowmany layers (but they're grouped - so one layer for terrain, one for water, one for docks and bridges, one for gardens, one for buildings, one for trees, one for texts, one for additional decorations and thingamabobs - 8 all told). Since the map is in vectors, it's sharp as a knife in the original ... A slight bit of gaussian would be great, but I'm calling this one finished (I think the version in Finished Maps is a bit different)
Originally Posted by veracusse
Anyway: here is the finished maps version.
That is quite incredible stuff.
Thanks, glad you like it.
Wow, this is just amazing. I wish I could make something like this.
Any chance you'd publish a tutorial on how you did this?
Or any chance you take commissions?
If so, please contact me at angellus00 -- at -- gmail -- .com