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So, this land mass probably looks familiar as it is a more technically done version of this; [link]

This is the raw blank version and I wanted to upload it before I added in the cities, rivers, roads, and such. I ran all around dA and googling searching for tutorials, but in the in just sorta fiddled around on my own.

My favorite part is how I got the water to look.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   General Artist
I really love this! Maps are quite cool. i wish I could explore maps such as this. :la:
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skamradt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice indeed. A good place for this is also [link] there are a few tutorials and answers to many questions in the forums.
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01309 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeha I review there too, but many of the tutorials are so outdated that trying to use CS5 with it is a pain.
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chashio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I was going to suggest the guild site too. You can always ask for help specific to CS5... I'm sure there are others at the guild who use it for mapping. But fiddling works as well.

This is very nicely done; the colors and values immediately jumped out as pleasing in the thumbnail... and the full size, or at least the posted size, is even better for the details. You could almost (excepting the deserts which are already good) go a bit lighter/more distinct contrast where sunlight hits the land... on mountain sides, and a bit more softly on the lower slopes and plains. But then again, it's not bad as is.
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01309 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I created this map I actually had been using the guild site as well.  In the end I reviewed the tutorials then fiddled around.  I'm still far from a professional since I make maps for RPGs and story reasons (so my rivers and such don't act like those in nature).

I lost some of my fave coastline tutorials sadly, though they may have just been archived on the guild site.  X3  I'm mostly in an experimental phase with my maps trying to create a style that I find comfortable (as I found I don't care too much for atlas styles since I really have no talent for those, lol).
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chashio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Experimentation is my favorite part of mapping.

Care to describe what the coastline tutorials were for?
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01309 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was very similar to this one: www.cartographersguild.com/att…

Only it was only 4 images and it covered making a realistic coastline without the randomness of using Render Cloud.
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chashio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Was it this one, perhaps?  www.cartographersguild.com/tut…
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Lux-Vertas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
damn that map looks good! How did you do it? I'm working on a map now and it's uber basic!
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01309 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lots of layers >_O
If you send me a sketch I can attempt to make one for you.
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