the.killing.44 wrote:I still feel bombarded by outer glow. Please don't take this the wrong way, but using outer glow in its default (or near default) settings seems pretty amateurish to me… Using it even sub-50% usually does the job, and a straight white isn't always the way to go. For instance, for the abbreviations you can use a light blue at a decently low opacity. The tert names don't need to have such a huge spread.
Also, I don't think your army circles need to be so big. They're 22px now? 20px is usually good.
No problem .44! How's this for the outer glow? As for the circles, I think you can go either way so I'll keep them the way they are so Gillian doesn't have to redo all the co-ordinates AGAIN!
WOW, nice direction Isaiah. I like the smooth background. Like I said earlier, the texture was just too much. It was cluttering it up. It also looks much nicer that you have lightened it up.
The outer glow on the text needs some work. If you even need it at all now. 44 is right.
What might look good, is if you throw a drop shadow on the stars to give hem a little relief from the flat surface.
Coming along very nicely, I believe that I am starting to really like this map now.
Thank you Pork! Please see above response to .44! Put a very faint drop shadow on the capitals, just enough for them to pop up, but not enough for them to jump off the page and slap you in the face
WidowMakers wrote:I would move all your abbreviated words a few pixels to the right to keep them off the border of the map.
Here are the new revision's!
- Reduced text outer glow
- Moved abbreviation legend to the right
- moved Long Island text and circle so it is more clearer what is where
- Moved South Carolina text and circle so the numbers don't run into each other