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    Looks great. The only thing I can suggest is one of the more tedious things I deal with myself...more color variation on the roofs. Nice nonetheless.
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    Ta-da.

    Here it is, in something at least close to finished. Sadly, even 75% res is like 6.5mb, so I had to go at 50%.

    @Ascension; I added 2 more hues for roof colors (making 5), again spread across 2 gradients. Probably not as bright and colorful as you were hoping for.

    Regarding field comments; By lightening my fields a bit, and doubling up on the previously existing hieghtfields I hope that elevation variation has become more apparent.

    I am very concerned about my text, is it readable? The smallest font size is under my scale, and then the 1A, etc. after that.

    Barring major suggestions, this will make it to Finished Maps forum tomorrow, . Cheers!

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    That's a beautiful map FeralSpirit and it deserves you some rep
    The border and lettering are a bit dark though, making a dificult read... maybe that's also because you decreased the map in size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feralspirit View Post

    I am very concerned about my text, is it readable? The smallest font size is under my scale, and then the 1A, etc. after that.

    Barring major suggestions, this will make it to Finished Maps forum tomorrow, . Cheers!
    VERY nice map overal, but I do have two complains. 1, I think the map itself is a bit dark, but that's just me. Not much contrast, especially between the trees. 2, you already figured out... The text is just not going to work at that scale with black on grey. Perhaps a different color, or perhaps a larger/different font. I REALLY like the font you used, but it just is unreadable at this scale with this background/forecolor....

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    Very nice, but the lettering is very difficult to read - especially the 'legend'.
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    I want to echo that I like the new watercolour-y feel to the map too. The flaking look you tried before seemed a little too even, re: flakage. This has more subtle variations. I think the contrast between the two browns is just enough too.

    Edited to add: ARGH. I keep having this issue where I think I'm at the last page of a thread, and then it turns out there's a lot more I didn't see. Now that I have seen the most recent update, I want to add that I agree that the current fonts are hard to read. I like the handling of the buildings and the multicoloured roofs. But I admit to missing the softer watercolour touches from before, and I find the strong saturation of the forest and field greens to be overwhelming the slightly less saturated tones of the town itself.
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    I really like the new map. I'd consider inverting the text to make it white o the dark grey. I think it will stand out much better. I'd also consider inverting those labels on the map that are over the roofs as white will read much more clearly.

    I'm flattered to have earned a Trading Post! Thanks a lot. You really knuckled down on this map and made sure that you worked on something until you got it right. This thread should remain visible to others who come here to see how much can be achieved in such a short time. Well done Feral, you've got a real work of art here (and repped of course!).
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    Very pretty map. I particularly like the built-in legend and the fields. I do agree with many that the contrast is a little too low.

    Also, if you save as a JPEG you should have no trouble keeping it under 4MB with very little loss in quality (except maybe in the legend).

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