Bruceswar wrote:Then if you do not plan to use the grid like an original map would have take out the survey part in the title?
Nah, there are different types of "survey" maps, with and without grid lines. The map I stole that text from, as you can see, doesn't have grid lines. It's a big map, but if you look at the bottom right text you can see.Bruceswar wrote:Then if you do not plan to use the grid like an original map would have take out the survey part in the title?
Thanks koontz. I did try some fill, which I initially didn't like, but I think it's just a matter of getting the opacity right. I'm working on it now.koontz1973 wrote:Seamus, mountains, a bit of fill in colour would not go amiss. Also, can you look at distressing the edges a bit. The map looks like a replica of an old map as it is now.
Unfortunately I use gimp, but it looked like a lot of the stuff was blending modes, and burn/dodge, etc. which I can probably replicate in gimp with a little playing around. If anyone has any gimp specific stuff that would be great as well.dolomite13 wrote:There are some interesting techniques on this site for making thinks look old or slightly worn. You might be able to apply one of these techniques to the edges of the map to make it look a bit worn. Provided you use photoshop.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10 ... tutorials/
You make me laugh, I'm glad you're here Aleena. And I agree with you to a point, but to be fair, I understand what koontz is saying as well, and more so, he has never steered me wrong with a suggestion. Look at Three Kingdoms of China, with out his pushing I wouldn't have added that really nice paper background. Which did make the map look a lot better. I pushed back over and over saying, the same thing, that I didn't want to grunge it up, that I liked it pretty, etc. But in the end it does look better, there is no arguing with that.Aleena wrote:Guess Kootz1973 does not like new and shiny - - spilled coffee on the map - I can imagine how he keeps his desk organized..
I think it is a good, clean map - I think sometimes less is more...
Anything else might clutter up the map or change someone's focus off the map and onto the mess...
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