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You could always do what I am doing, hire T_T bike to make them lol Elkiea is good at maps to she made one for me and it rocked.
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Wonderful map program

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Program I like is called Campaign Cartographer. I have my world mapped out and constantly refer to it to keep from making directional and/or geographical blunders in my writing. Maybe might be something you are interested in. Ill put the address to it below:


http://www.profantasy.com/Products/cc2.asp

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I recently added a sketch-artist to my real-life circle of friends. He's currently transforming my written description into a comprehensive map with high artistic freedom. W00T
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Dang, how did I miss all the posts on this? I feel so incredibly intelligent now. :? Wow, I've checked out a few of these, we'll see how they go!
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... Or, if you like, I could make one for you. ^_^
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Havoc wrote:I recently added a sketch-artist to my real-life circle of friends. He's currently transforming my written description into a comprehensive map with high artistic freedom. W00T


Wow, that's awesome Havoc. I can draw the basic design for a map on photoshop but I wish I knew someone who could add in greater detail such as coloured mountains and deserts and whatnot. =/

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The link I posted above is for software program that allows you to do such things, Dragon. Many different topographic features and colors.

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Ah cool, I'll go check it out. :)

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Whoa, did someone just volunteer to make a map for me?!? Eleika, if you are serious... Dang. Actually, I have to learn how to do it sooner or later, it's just that, me being very new to the trade, I do not have much experience or programs.

And the lands seems to keep changing and shifting, which is making it very hard to produce a final map! Stupid shape-changing world. :smt013
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No, you don't "have" to learn how to make a map, as long as you have a general idea of how things are laid out. Tell me, and I'll put it together professionally for you. I've found that having a map done often helps me tell the story better, but then, I've always been a very spatial person.

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Oh I'll have to take you up on that offer Eleika. Thanks. ^^ Will have to work on the basic outline of my map beforehand though...

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Call this going overboard but what I did was bought a globe, peeled off the picture of earth, primed it white, and drew my entire world onto it. That way, I can know how everything relates to everything else on a global scale. I also find that I can be a lot more accurate with placing mountain ranges, etc in relation to where tectonic plate boundaries and the like are. I haven't found a computer program that will allow me to do this, so I stick with my globe and pencil.

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