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Postby edbeard on Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:15 pm

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I think the only change I made was getting rid of the water path in the north changing it to the mountain opening.


About the colours, they are fine as they are. Too many maps on this site have drab or toned down colours. We need more bright maps and I want this to be one of them. It is especially fitting when you consider that the equator passes through this region.
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Postby edbeard on Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:47 am

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moved a few borders to make text and circles fit better and just generally cleaned things up
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Postby AK_iceman on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:25 am

Sorry to say, but those colors are WAY too bright. Especially the green and yellow.
I know I could just adjust the settings on my monitor, but I don't want to do that every time I have to take a turn. I would probably never play this map with these colors, and I'm sure others agree.

Just something to think about, other than that it looks good for just starting!
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:32 am

have you thought about applying a texture...

also I agree too bright of colors.
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Postby edbeard on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:49 am

don't need textures. also, you guys are crazy. here you go. if that's still too bright, I don't know what to say


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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:05 am

I think textures would help quite a bit, also I really don't like the yellow, if there was another color you could use it would be great.
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Postby gimil on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:59 am

Apply a texture and at least tone down the sea. If teh sea is toned down it may calm teh map down enuff to allow teh other color to be bright.
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Postby Solus on Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:01 am

gimil wrote:Apply a texture and at least tone down the sea. If teh sea is toned down it may calm teh map down enuff to allow teh other color to be bright.


That might work.
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Postby edbeard on Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:46 pm

I'm not going to apply a texture on the land, because it goes against the style I want for this map. Note the style I used on Caribbean Islands, and you'll see they are very similar.

Furthermore, when I do apply a texture to the land, it makes everything look way too busy. The skinny nature of the map itself enhances this effect and it looks bad.

Regarding the colours, it's supposed to be a rainbow-like effect, so the yellow is not going to go away.

I'd like to see Andy's thoughts on the colours and maybe he has a suggestion that will help this. Like I said it's a "hot" area and I want "hot" colours. Too many maps on here are dark, gloomy, and drab in terms of colour.


edit: I guess posting the latest version would help. I did change the sea.

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Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:42 pm

Hm, perhaps if instead of using glaring 'bright' colors, you used 'light and soft' colors... I.E. basically the same colors you have now but with a touch more paleness to them. That could tone down the overall bright-eye headache while still keeping the map relatively 'bright and colorful'.


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Postby edbeard on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:59 pm

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Is this what you meant Andy?
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Postby RjBeals on Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Tone down the saturation on the colors... like....

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Postby thegeneralpublic on Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:48 pm

Oh god...no offense, but I prefer the hideously bright one over that. Looking at that second map looks like a horrifically rainy day. That said, I agree the colors should be toned down. Just not to that degree.
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Postby edocsil on Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:08 pm

edbeard wrote:Image

Is this what you meant Andy?


i like these colors the most (two posts up the quotes might make it hard to tell)
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:11 pm

I think you should use Europe as a guide for your colors; that map's colors are still bold and colorful, but not as bright.
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