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Re: Eurasia Mini [7.3.12] p4

Postby natty dread on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:17 am

Nope.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [7.3.12] p4

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:20 am

I still think a little more blending could be done with those thick color borders. I just think it doesn't quite look right. I feel like it cheapens the look just a tad.

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Re: Eurasia Mini [7.3.12] p4

Postby natty dread on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:29 am

Ok.

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Re: Eurasia Mini [7.3.12] p5

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:40 am

:D That's better.

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Re: Eurasia Mini [7.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:12 pm

Here's both sizes!

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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:40 pm

The mini is so---mini! It's cute like Mongol Empire small.


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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:22 pm

The word "Mini" in the title is kinda pixely, could it be the font or just the anti-aliasing? It's worse on the small map. Different font or color should fix that up.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby cairnswk on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:45 pm

natty, i don't know if it's the font or the tracking/kerning, but there are some anomolies that i think could be examined to improve...
Large...
1. b e in East Siberia
2. same in Central Siberia
3. same in West Siberia
4. ..n ch... Manchuria
5. Ea st in East chine
6. Ea st in Far East
7. Ea st in Near East
8. Europ ean Ru ssia
9. Southea st Europe
10. Brit ish Isles

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1. Mon golia
2. the pe in east Europe sit on top of each other, same in European Russia
3. Kazakh stan
4. in the legend...Eastern Europe kind of gets lost amongst the background

Also on the large and small...the a in Eurasia looks like it doesn't follow the curve, it looks slanted differently

I can see the assault lines on the large map are kinda looking like long dash dot long dash etc...
but that gets completely lost of the small to the point of bluriness.

Hope this helps :)
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:19 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:The mini is so---mini! It's cute like Mongol Empire small.


That's kind of the point of this map. ;)

RedBaron0 wrote:The word "Mini" in the title is kinda pixely, could it be the font or just the anti-aliasing? It's worse on the small map. Different font or color should fix that up.


Nah, it's the stroke on the text, should be an easy fix...

cairnswk wrote:natty, i don't know if it's the font or the tracking/kerning, but there are some anomolies that i think could be examined to improve...


Yeah, I can try to improve the kerning at some places. It's hard to find fonts that both look good and are properly kerned...

cairnswk wrote:Also on the large and small...the a in Eurasia looks like it doesn't follow the curve, it looks slanted differently


Nope, that's just the font, or maybe an optical illusion. The text is set to follow a bezier path so the slant is consistent there.

cairnswk wrote:I can see the assault lines on the large map are kinda looking like long dash dot long dash etc...
but that gets completely lost of the small to the point of bluriness.


I could try making the lines thicker on the small.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby cairnswk on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:30 pm

Can i ask what font the Eurasia title is? :)
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:40 pm

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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby cairnswk on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:49 pm

natty, nice improvements, the assault lines on the small are still pixely to me but i can see an improvement and clearer definition...
Kazakstan on both small and large still need work....and Manchuria on the large :)
and this...
Can i ask what font the Eurasia title is? :)
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:57 pm

The font is handserif medium...
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby RedBaron0 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:11 am

Probably wanna alter the path of your borders on the small map for Central Europe and East India, so the whole name fits within the bounds of the territory, or have it so the words aren't overlapping the border.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [9.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:53 am

Done

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Re: Eurasia Mini [10.3.12] p5

Postby cairnswk on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:10 am

natty, for those issues i asked to be addressed, onya! Much better and much more consistent.
I did find the font used in the title, and yes it's a font that has a jumble of slants for each letter.
IMO, It would be better if it looked all the same direction i.e. perhaps vertical, but i won't push that unless someone else has that as objective for change.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [10.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:34 am

cairnswk wrote:I did find the font used in the title, and yes it's a font that has a jumble of slants for each letter.


Yeah but I like it because the font is kind of like handwritten serif font, like the name implies... I think it fits the style of the map really well. The small imperfections only enhance the effect.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [10.3.12] p5

Postby natty dread on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 am

A slight update.

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Re: Eurasia Mini [15.3.12] p6

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:08 am

vischeck and 888 placement/color tests please.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [15.3.12] p6

Postby natty dread on Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:24 am

Vischeck is a piece of crap IMO... it only gives you thumbnail images, and since both GIMP and PS have built-in CB filters I don't see why anyone still bothers with it...

Anyway, I made a couple of colour changes, I'll post the test versions shortly...


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Re: Eurasia Mini [16.3.12] p6

Postby natty dread on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:11 am

Test results

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Re: Eurasia Mini [16.3.12] p6

Postby chapcrap on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:42 pm

Looks to me. Except the Mini font, but you know that.
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Re: Eurasia Mini [16.3.12] p6

Postby RedBaron0 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:44 am

and the colored 888's?
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Re: Eurasia Mini [16.3.12] p6

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:32 am

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Re: Eurasia Mini [16.3.12] p6

Postby RedBaron0 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:04 pm

Natty.... they're all blue. give me a check with green on green, red on red, etc.
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