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Postby DiM on Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:07 pm

i see you added the same texture to all the countries. i belive you did that because you have everything on one layer.

try using lots and lots of layers. each territory with his own different layer, even each border on its own different layer. this way you can apply different textures and effects to each territory thus making the map look much better.
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Postby Jack0827 on Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:24 pm

it looks good but you could make the highlands have a more mountanous feel then some of the other areas
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Postby Balsiefen on Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:28 pm

I agree, 8 bonus regions for 34 territories is way too many.

Visually, I can't even read the territory names in the blue and purple regions, and I can barely read any of the others. The bonus box needs to be reworked to be more readable and indicate what regions they're for. I honestly couldn't tell you what half of the regions were.


Ok ive tried out a few things including combining highlands and islands (again, only a low graphics version)

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Postby Balsiefen on Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:30 pm

DiM wrote:i see you added the same texture to all the countries. i belive you did that because you have everything on one layer.

try using lots and lots of layers. each territory with his own different layer, even each border on its own different layer. this way you can apply different textures and effects to each territory thus making the map look much better.

ive been wanting to try that but i was a little short of time today
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Postby Newcastle on Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:44 am

we're getting closer
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Postby Newcastle on Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:46 am

anymore comments?
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Postby Newcastle on Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:48 am

so what one do you guys like best. the land types, not the base map.
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Postby Balsiefen on Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:23 am

ok ive produced a new texure tell me what you think, ive reached a learning curve with the software so updates should now be quicker
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Postby Newcastle on Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:03 am

you know i don't think they're going to comment much anymore...
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Postby Eddie Guerrero on Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:20 am

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!

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Postby Guiscard on Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:14 am

Lighten up the colours, make your borders more defined (but not too thick - get rid of the bits of white and make them a constant 2px or 3px), get rid of the plasticy effect (looks like you've shrink-wrapped Scotland)... Font needs to be changed as well. Just use something neutral like Arial for now (anything but Times New Roman basically)
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Postby Bad Speler on Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:29 am

The land looks like its indented into the water for me. Try adding a good texture. Scroll at the top is good. Also, clean up the borders.
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Postby DiM on Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:37 am

Bad Speler wrote: Scroll at the top is good.


i don't think so. i had the same scroll in my bill of rights and ditched it when i saw rjbeals has it in his fictional map. also i think i've seen it on a couple other projects. it's just a common picture found on google. i'd personally lose it. plus the scroll is the only thing that screams medevil on this map. it would have fitted nicely if the rest of the map had a medevil look. :wink:
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Postby bigbullyweedave on Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:51 am

I'm no artist/map creator but a few more geographical improvements:

-Midlothian is the correct spelling
-Lanark should be (I think) Refrewshire
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Postby Balsiefen on Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:54 am

ok i'll get wrid of the shrink wrap-theres some different textures newcastle put on on page 2 if those are better

i will try out the other sugestions as well

And the exra lanark is a mistake i thauf=ght i had got rid of
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