My like first attempt to make nice terrain:D

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a tropical river. so what u think for first try? oh and btw I didn't read tuts:D i have learned myself some
 

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Save the files as JPG, PNG or GIF plz!

Couldn't make it any clearer...

But before you repost them and they are rdy for some serious comments, here are some tips:

Screen 1) It just ends... try adding some background, and use Left Click(or right click...)+Scroll to make it expand further backwards

screen 2) natural paths aren't that straight:wink: And add some height variation
 
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They look nice, and they are easy?!

It's good at the top, but poor at the bottom. There is bare grass tile. It's an ugly tile, and it's the only one used. Either variate it, or cover it with plants.

Other than that, the top part looks good. You seem to have read some tutorials.
 
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I think i started with a river, they're easy for beginners.

Anyway, a few tips:

1) Try to use better tile variation, solid grass doesn't look good when it's everywhere!
2) Use the smooth tool on the sides of the river, it's really rough.
3) Grass doesn't grow under water, throw a rock tile under it.
4) Never show the end of the map, it just doesn't look good.
5) Please crop your pictures.
It's ok, for a first terrain.
 
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Other than being an ugly tile, it just doesn't fit with the plantlife or scene in general. Also I don't think mushrooms really grow that close to rivers, and add something in the way of a riverbank.

Asides from that, everything that deathcom3s said.
 
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k i will think on those things on my next terrain:D thinking about doing a forest or something maybe.
 
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Just to reitorate what others said... Use tile variation!! Just using grass makes it look bad, and is an easy thing to fix.
The whole forest part looks okay, but too cluttered with trees. PAdd some more plants and other stuff to make it look like a forest. The river is too strait, make it bend and wind through the forest. Finally, height variation will make this thing look better. Just work on your terrain some more and slowly it will get better.
 
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Just going to throw out some basics. Press X and V for cinematic and in game view. Also, remove your bush list, previewer, and minimap from the screen. Tile variation is also very important to a terrain. Also, rather than making your entire map sunlight rays, make several small regions and edit them to have that weather effect.
 
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