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Re: Romania Revisited - v6.5 -

Postby foregone on Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:11 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:for some reason, i really dislike that bottom left corner... its too plain and empty, especially for this map

i'd recommend you move the metal seal thingy down there, and move the title back into the upper right corner


I'll give that a shot, it is quite barren.

MrBenn wrote:The hand-drawn/watercolour effect looks spot on. My initial thought is that it might be worth trying to find a font that sits with the map better, rather than sitting 'on top' of it...


Is it the font itself or the colours? I can take a look for another font to use but can't make it over flourishy as it becomes illegible on a smaller map (and many fonts are already so on the large map).

Ta guys.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby foregone on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:49 am

Updated: Moved the coat of arms to the bottom left and the title to the top right.
Faded the territory names to match the map's feel.

On my mind: The map legend needs work. Would love some comments or suggestions on that front.
Does the font used for the territories work? Struggling to find one that works better. Anything too elaborate is illegible on a small map...
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:59 am

moving the coat of arms was a nice improvement
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby wcaclimbing on Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:45 pm

[adv. Idea]

I'll leave a comment on the map sometime tomorrow. I don't have enough time to look over it right now.

EDIT: thread stickied.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:06 am

Cool. Look forward to it.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby TaCktiX on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:10 am

For our upcoming issue of the Foundry Newsletter, I'd like to doublecheck with you on the title of your map. Is it "Romania Revisited" or simply "Romania"?
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:26 am

TaCktiX wrote:For our upcoming issue of the Foundry Newsletter, I'd like to doublecheck with you on the title of your map. Is it "Romania Revisited" or simply "Romania"?


Just Romania. The Revisited was just because it had been tried before and died.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby whitestazn88 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:36 pm

i don't like that medinhi and tulcea s. have parts of their name sticking off the map, is there any way to change that?
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby wcaclimbing on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:09 pm

There are just a few things that I think could be better:

country borders: make them more sharp, less blurred. cause the text has really sharp graphics, the borders should be done the same, I think. Keep the borders the same color, just a little thinner and more defined.

Map title: make it stand out a bit. Right now its kinda grey and boring. Adding in some color to the title will make it stand out and look a lot better. Maybe the colors of the flag. nothing major, but enough to make the title stand out some.

the territory Constanta: the little pieces of land that stick out into the water are still really bright green. they need to be faded to match the rest of the map.

Empty space: there is a lot of blank paper at the top left, under the title, and across the bottom of the map. Maybe you could paint something on the paper there. Or copy something to those spaces, so there isn't so much empty space.

Other than those things, no more big issues, at least from what I see.
This map has come a long way. Nice job.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby bryguy on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:11 am

Looking great! congratz on getting stickied :D =D>



only thing that i see right now that needs improvment are the borders, they hurt my eyes with how they currently look (looks to me like you found how i made my famine borders :? :lol: )
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby foregone on Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:37 am

Just got back from a weekend at a game park so will be taking a look at the concerns soon. Thanks for the comments so far.

whitestazn88 wrote:i don't like that medinhi and tulcea s. have parts of their name sticking off the map, is there any way to change that?


Will give it a go. Easier with Tulcea S., but should be able to try to shuffle a little.

wcaclimbing wrote:There are just a few things that I think could be better:

country borders: make them more sharp, less blurred. cause the text has really sharp graphics, the borders should be done the same, I think. Keep the borders the same color, just a little thinner and more defined.


Borders are currently still my Achilles' Heel but should be able to muck around with it till it gets better, heh.

wcaclimbing wrote:Map title: make it stand out a bit. Right now its kinda grey and boring. Adding in some color to the title will make it stand out and look a lot better. Maybe the colors of the flag. nothing major, but enough to make the title stand out some.

the territory Constanta: the little pieces of land that stick out into the water are still really bright green. they need to be faded to match the rest of the map.


Kewl, will do.

wcaclimbing wrote:Empty space: there is a lot of blank paper at the top left, under the title, and across the bottom of the map. Maybe you could paint something on the paper there. Or copy something to those spaces, so there isn't so much empty space.


I agree, but struggling with what to do there right now. Maybe some written info on Romania?

wcaclimbing wrote:Other than those things, no more big issues, at least from what I see.
This map has come a long way. Nice job.


Thanks mucho :D

bryguy wrote:Looking great! congratz on getting stickied :D =D>



only thing that i see right now that needs improvment are the borders, they hurt my eyes with how they currently look (looks to me like you found how i made my famine borders :? :lol: )


Thanks and will look at trying to make the borders looks a little better.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby bryguy on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:46 pm

btw what program are you using?
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Re: Romania Revisited - v7-

Postby foregone on Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:13 pm

GIMP. Any hints for easy border creation?
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8- first post and pg 4

Postby foregone on Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:54 am

Updated: Added the coat of arms watermark in the top left corner (under the title).
Gave the title a flag coloured glowy
Added my signage (vanity)
Redid the borders using entirely different effects (but yet seem to have arrived at an incredibly similar end result)

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Re: Romania Revisited - v8- first post and pg 4

Postby wcaclimbing on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:29 pm

Nice update, The top-left corner looks great.
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