Skalderand [CC3+]

Hi everyone,

this is my first map in CC3+ (and CC3) and I wanted to share it with you. After some very fruitfull discussions on cartographers guild I thought I could also post it to you guys. I hope you enjoy and also might have some tips for me.

As the title already suggests this map/world is called "Skalderand" and will be the setting for my upcoming D&D-next campaign. Therefore this map shall only give a rough overview on what places this world offers. Details will be shown when I start drawing some overland/regional maps. For now I think the continents and its terrain is well placed and therefore I will move on to labeling and post-CC3+ photoshop-editing (compass rose, navigation lines, border, ...). As for the terrains I had to tweak some of the terrain-tools presented within the "Schley Overland Style" as I really dislike most of the tools (but this is a matter of preference I guess). If you are interested in the tools and effects I used, I wrote a little tutorial for myself to be able to draw maps with consistent styles in the future. If there is any interest I could upload this aswell. In terms of dimension I haven't fully decided yet, most probably this world will be something like 14,000km x 10,000km. This would resulst in the big continent in the upper right corner being something like 1,200km x 1,200km.

edit1: The tutorial is out and you can find it here.


  • RalfRalf Administrator, ProFantasy 🖼️ 18 images Mapmaker
    Very nice work! I'd definitely like to see your tutorial.
  • ClerconClercon Betatester Traveler
    Looks very nice, and please post the tutorial.
  • Lovely map, please post the tutorial.
  • Simon RogersSimon Rogers Administrator, ProFantasy Traveler
    Very nice indeed, even without text.
  • DogtagDogtag Moderator, Betatester Traveler
    I will add my voice to the chorus. Beautiful map! Yes, please post the tutorial!

  • 5 months later
  • Is it just me or do the landmasses look very small with the way things are scaled? Doesn't really look like continent scale.
  • I agree Mako1975.

    There are polar areas on the top and bottom so those are some very large islands indeed.
    It can be very hard though to draw an entire world and still make out the details if you make the symbols to small.
    I do think that it would look better though with smaller symbols.
  • I think this is a great start to a world map. Good job, Malmo3000!

    I agree with the comments about the symbols scale. I would say the mountains are fine, but the map would feel larger if the rest of the symbols were smaller and the scale of the Farmland_MS bitmap fill style was reduced.

    Other than that, I would love to see some place names and major settlements/sites on there too. Make it come alive...

    Well done :-)

  • MedioMedio Surveyor
    Coast could be a bit more worked, less straight, but noneless looks like a great map. The snow covered areas look fine, and also how the small scale works perfectly for a full map (i had some doubts about this style in such maps, but it works great!).

    Good job.
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