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Map 8-23-2013 by Studpuffin Map 8-23-2013 by Studpuffin
A fun map.
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FeroceFV Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I like the font choice and the choppy shorelines.

Consider using separate cloud layers for the ocean and the land, and layering your border on top of the cloud layers. As it is, it looks like there's a layer of cloud over the whole map (and the frame), which doesn't look unattractive, but does seem a little odd.
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Studpuffin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thanks! I will take that under consideration next time.  I was torn at showing any cloud at all for the ocean.  I can always make a solid blue too.
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FeroceFV Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can sidestep the issue with a mask that  blocks everything but the water, applied to your water layer. You can use this to create a "land glow" effect to show shallow water areas, too.
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Studpuffin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I've done things like that with past maps and been unhappy.  I almost prefer a less realistic look to a map.  I'm thinking i'm going to start playing around with some more hand-drawn looking maps in the future.  I lack a tablet or a scanner to do that, though, since I moved. 

The original frame was just cloud.  I added in the gold color.  It actually looked much better in Photoshop.
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FeroceFV Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do love a well-done hand-drawn-style of map. Good luck with that!
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ArthurGoblin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Great work.
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Studpuffin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Thanks a lot. :D
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janjam963 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think this is your best yet!
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Studpuffin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Thanks!
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