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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:16 pm

RjBeals wrote:Looks good - what I would do:

Create 2 more layers.

The first is a yellowish wash layer, set to multiply at 18% opacity. This will give the map a warmer feel, and freshen up the colors.

Then I would use some very very subtle highlights. White round gradients on a black background. The white areas should fall on the focus areas. Set this layer to overlay at 17%

Of course - it's just me. I'm all about pastel maps. Just a thought.

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Both look fine to me, though I don't think MrBenn will agree ;)
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby RedBaron0 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:33 pm

I'd agree with what you got RJ, as long as it's just the land.(I know you don't have the .psd file to fiddle with) That deep blue for the sea is really good thew way it is, and the text doesn't look that good with the yellowing.
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby RjBeals on Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:01 pm

try that trick on other maps though - the black/white overlay. It really pops the colors. I used it on my USA map.

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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby The Bison King on Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:29 pm

RjBeals wrote:try that trick on other maps though - the black/white overlay. It really pops the colors. I used it on my USA map.

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man why isn't this the USA map? This looks awesome, and it has all 50... well 48... the good ones.

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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby RjBeals on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:39 pm

well.. it's 1000 pixels wide, so I had to take it elsewhere.
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby ender516 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:18 pm

I would be interested in seeing the colour blind test performed on the maps both before and after the yellow wash. I fear that the yellow may make things worse for the red-green challenged.
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D] (v15 pg. 1&18) --Oct 31st--

Postby MrBenn on Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:49 pm

Well, I wasn;t too keen on the yellow-wash all over, but have applied it selectively as a highlight...

I also worked out why the title/signature text seemed a bit muted and shuffled the order of various layers around...

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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby RedBaron0 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:48 pm

Seems like we're ready to go here. My own tiny/minor nitpick is to add a mountain or 2 at the border of Thrace/Plovdiv/Burgas, or move the Thrace border to the south a few pixels. It's ok as is, but this will have better clarity for the area.

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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:25 pm

=D> =D> ¡¡Yay MrBenn!! =D> =D>
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby MrBenn on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:02 am

RedBaron0 wrote:Seems like we're ready to go here. My own tiny/minor nitpick is to add a mountain or 2 at the border of Thrace/Plovdiv/Burgas, or move the Thrace border to the south a few pixels. It's ok as is, but this will have better clarity for the area.

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Thanks RB ;-)

I'll tweak that border a little, and might write some XML now :P
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby fumandomuerte on Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:42 pm

Wow, lovely map!
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby thenobodies80 on Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:36 pm

MrBenn wrote:
RedBaron0 wrote:My own tiny/minor nitpick is to add a mountain or 2 at the border of Thrace/Plovdiv/Burgas, or move the Thrace border to the south a few pixels. It's ok as is, but this will have better clarity for the area.


I'll tweak that border a little, and might write some XML now :P


While you are tweaking that border,could you do the same thing for the border between sredisnja hrvatska, republika srpska and fbih ? :)

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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby Arama86n on Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:39 pm

Someone give this beauty a one way ticket to BETA please =D>
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby MrBenn on Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:02 pm

MrBenn wrote:I'll tweak that border a little, and might write some XML now :P

http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/1/9/2 ... kans01.xml

That XML has been sat on my desktop for the best part of two weeks :oops:
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Re: The Balkan Peninsula [D, GP] (pg. 1&19) --Nov 6th--

Postby Victor Sullivan on Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:19 pm

MrBenn wrote:
MrBenn wrote:I'll tweak that border a little, and might write some XML now :P

http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/1/9/2 ... kans01.xml

That XML has been sat on my desktop for the best part of two weeks :oops:

#-o MrBenn! To keep us waiting like that... Lol.
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