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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:59 pm

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Victor Sullivan wrote:Hm, I suppose it's been a while since I was here last, but why the color scheme change?

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Clearer, cleaner, doesn't look cramped, cluttered etc.

Oh. That's a shame. I liked it much, much better before... Green, yellow, and blue don't really say "USA" to me :|

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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:27 pm

Ok, so what colors?? Besides Red, White and Blue??
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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby RjBeals on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:35 am

I say red/white/blue. Who cares about color blindness.
Did you see the USA map I created? Link Here I used red/white/blue and some other colors I thought blended nice.

Also - are you using vector lines in photoshop for borders? or just brush strokes?
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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:38 am

RjBeals wrote:I say red/white/blue. Who cares about color blindness.
Did you see the USA map I created? Link Here I used red/white/blue and some other colors I thought blended nice.

Also - are you using vector lines in photoshop for borders? or just brush strokes?

I like that! I am using vector lines for the borders.
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Re: USA 2.1 [7 Sept 2012] V.29 Pg 26

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:50 pm

A few changes here and there, namely changed a couple of the colors, and redid the text on the map itself, so hopefully it is clearer and easier to read.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby ManBungalow on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:12 pm

Very nice.

You could try adding a background image. Find an image which really says "USA", and place it behind all the other layers. Then turn the opacity of the current grey background to 80% and see how it looks - but obviously it can't be distracting at all. It would perhaps connect this map more to the existing USA map pack. See how it goes, anyway; I know you have a good sense of aesthetics and will be able to judge if something looks really out of order.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby koontz1973 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:55 pm

Colours are a lot better, but I see you have two blues and 3 yellows still. How about make Alaska a white region also and turn Hawaii green? It would help with the mini map as all three yellows are very close to each other.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby isaiah40 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:00 am

ManBungalow wrote:Very nice.

You could try adding a background image. Find an image which really says "USA", and place it behind all the other layers. Then turn the opacity of the current grey background to 80% and see how it looks - but obviously it can't be distracting at all. It would perhaps connect this map more to the existing USA map pack. See how it goes, anyway; I know you have a good sense of aesthetics and will be able to judge if something looks really out of order.

Thanks, I'll play around and see if anything looks good. My concern is that it will make the map look more cluttered and busy than it already is, but we'll see.
koontz1973 wrote:Colours are a lot better, but I see you have two blues and 3 yellows still. How about make Alaska a white region also and turn Hawaii green? It would help with the mini map as all three yellows are very close to each other.

Thanks, but I only have one yellow as The west coast, Alaska and Hawaii are in the Western region for the capitals. So since Alaska is no where near the Great lakes region (3000 miles away), and Hawaii, well, both will stay yellow.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby nolefan5311 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:05 am

I like the new color scheme a lot isaiah. It is still a little difficult to make out the state border lines in the southeast, but overall, this looks really good.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby koontz1973 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:50 am

Thanks, but I only have one yellow as The west coast, Alaska and Hawaii are in the Western region for the capitals. So since Alaska is no where near the Great lakes region (3000 miles away), and Hawaii, well, both will stay yellow.

Just noticed that. :oops: Oh well, good thing I like yellow then.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby RjBeals on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:27 am

ManBungalow wrote:You could try adding a background image.


I say no to this. This map is already very busy. At the most find a subtle pattern or something for the oceans, but don't add an image. It will look cheezy.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby 72o on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:42 am

Asheville is spelled wrong on the map.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby RjBeals on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:22 pm

I still think you should take the yellowish glow off the labels. And it seems iv'e read a lot about people having trouble distinguishing between the roads / borders and other lines. Maybe try some dotted lines? Ignore colors - but I did this quickly in illustrator for a visual.

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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:33 pm

I'd also suggest incorporate the planes into their respective army circles to help conserve space and prevent confusion. I'm having trouble figuring out if the airport is Chicago or Madison; NYC or Newark, few others I could go either way on too.
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Re: USA 2.1 [19 Sept 2012] V.30 Pg 27

Postby crazymilkshake5 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:38 am

nolefan5311 wrote:I like the new color scheme a lot isaiah. It is still a little difficult to make out the state border lines in the southeast, but overall, this looks really good.

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