Part II - Advanced Editing
Yes, the map in part I is definitely beautiful. But it can be made even more beautiful!
- Map made to the same stage as in part 1
- Registered account at http://forum.cartographersguild.com
- Mountain brushes from cartographersguild.
- Some skill on geography (to know where mountains/rivers go, or use google earth)
- Favourite music
- Drink with lots of caffeine (to keep you awake )
Ok, before we start editing, move the first layer (in the bottom of the list, the one that has the map and it's colours) above the "old paper" layer (and over every layer that has effects, so that only text layers are above it). This way, we can easily continue painting the map.
First, draw away all the region borders. Only leave the borders of different countries.
Then, to make the visibility better, I made the colours lighter, as the current ones were too dark. Download the brushes I linked in the requirements, and draw the mountains.
Then draw the rivers. You can spend time on this as much as you want, I just drew them to their approximate places. Also correct any errors, text misplacements, typos, or anything.
(Please note that I've moved the layer downwards again in every image, to show how it looks with the effects)
And... that's it! If you want, you could download more brushes from cartographer's guild, (Here's a good one) and add houses to represent important places (Jerusalem, Baghdad, Constantinople, for example) and write their names. But I guess that's it.
Was it so hard?