Some of you may already be aware that I had a computer crash on me last month ... which totally sucks. I'm sure everyone can agree on that. One of the things affected was my maps; which I am now in the process of remaking, using an upgraded program. This new program offers me some nice choices ... but certain effects are more difficult to create, which means I've been messing about with color schemes and such, to improve the general appearance.
I've finished one section of Norway and Sweden - the central peninsula - and I thought I'd ask how it looks in comparison with the old version.
Here's what it used to look like (better view here):
And here is what it looks like now:
I really don't know. I don't like the new colors - but I don't know why I don't like the new colors. I don't know if its because they don't blend well or they're too bright or something. My partner says she likes the new look because its brighter and colorful, and because the borders are much more evident. It could be the whole map looks more intense just because of the borders ... but she's right. They are easier to see now.
Well, it's the internet, so lets pick a little bone. Tell me what you think.