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    • CommentAuthorrobotrock
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2017
     
    I created this as a "sketch" to work out my map and now am looking to re-do it in another style. I have read through some of the resources (manual, forum, etc) and there seems to be a few different ways to go about this task. Do any of you have a preferred method or suggestions about the best way to re-do a map?
      Orballia Map - WEB.png
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2017
     
    I think this depends on what you are trying to change about the map. There are different techniques for different things so you would probably have to be more specific about what kind of changes you are trying to make.
    • CommentAuthorrobotrock
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2017
     
    Posted By: TonnichiwaI think this depends on what you are trying to change about the map. There are different techniques for different things so you would probably have to be more specific about what kind of changes you are trying to make.


    I want to re-draw the map in the Herman Weilink style. I am happy with the placement of things, but I think that it might look better in that style. I know that one method would be to start fresh and import this map as a .png then re-draw the landmasses, etc and re-place the symbols. It would seem that one could also possibly use this FCW, replace sheets and trace the elements with the trace command, keeping the text, etc. Basically, I was just looking for some advice from those who have done this before on the best practices to get it done. I hope that is a better description of what I am trying to do.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2017 edited
     
    Yikes! You'll be happy to know there's an easier way. Check out this discussion on the same topic. Be sure to read the whole thing so you get Monsen's info about the Change like drawtool command.

    Cheers,
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorrobotrock
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2017
     
    Thank You!
    That is exactly what I need to do :-)
    • CommentAuthorrobotrock
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2017 edited
     
    So, with the helpful information provided by this forum, I managed to re-do the map above in a new style. Fortunately, I was able to make use of the copy / paste / change properties technique for a lot of the work. Though it probably sounds absurd to the more seasoned here, it still took me more than one whole day to do it. Here is the result so far:
      Orballia Map - 2 WEB 2.png
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2017
     
    Very good
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2017
     
    Nice job! It looks great!
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    Looks amazing! Fantastic job, really a very nice map. :)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2017
     
    You know I don't know which style I prefer, now. Both of them look great :D
    • CommentAuthorHadrianVI
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2017
     
    nice job! I really like that it looks a bit darker now. It adds to the atmosphere of the map.
    • CommentAuthorrobotrock
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2017
     
    Thank you everyone!
    • CommentAuthorEDittert
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2017
     
    FWIW, I like the new one a bit better. In particular, the white text on the mountains is easier on the eyes.