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High Resolution Tamriel map (Elder Scrolls series) by Belhene High Resolution Tamriel map (Elder Scrolls series) by Belhene
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This is a -very- high resolution map of Tamriel from the Elder Scrolls game series. I made it with Adobe Photoshop CS5.

I priorized aesthetics over detailed information, so I left out rivers, small villages, and mountains' and forests' names (it was meant to be hung on my bedroom wall as a big nice map, and definitely not to be used as a source of information while playing the games).

The text included is the foreword [link] of the fictional book "Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition", from the games. This map is supposed to be part of the book and as such, it is signed by the organization which wrote the book (the Imperial Geographic Society). The date is the (fictional) date when the book was published. (Nerd much?)
Please tell me if you spot any mistakes in this text. Although I copied it from the wiki, I may have deleted a character by mistake, since the font behaved kind of glitchy sometimes.

I used the original map [link] as a base layer to redraw borders, mountains and forests. Everything that was in the original map was redrawn pixel by pixel. I could've done mountains and forests differently, but I wanted to preserve the style, so those things look the same, only in much, much higher resolution. Oh, and the font used for labels and the map title is the original.

I added data which wasn't included in the original map, such as oceans, seas and small islands that were not labeled. There were also some islands who didn't even appear in the original map, so I drew them from scratch.

I replaced those dull city dots with a nice town icon from this awesome set [link] by StarRaven.

I hope you like it!


CREDITS
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All the cool stuff I used made by other artists from DeviantArt.

Calligraphy brushes [link]
- city icons

Old style borders brushes [link]
- Map frame

Distressed brushes [link]
- Used to add texture to the background paper

Waterstains brushes [link]
- Used to add texture to the background paper

Old Book Borders [link]
- Used to add texture to the background paper

Compass Rose tutorial [link]
- Same compass rose

Banner + Scrolls brushes [link]
- "Tamriel" banner


TERMS OF USE, DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
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1. Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls Universe, all its locations and names belong to Bethesda. The text also belongs to Bethesda (as I explained above, it is part of the in-game book "Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition").

Commercial use of this piece is ILLEGAL. You MAY NOT sell this as your own piece of artwork or make money off it in ANY WAY.

This map is fanart, and it was made to be printed as a PERSONAL print (I made it to hang on my bedroom wall). I CANNOT sell this, NOBODY can.

2. Artist (me)

I shared this so that other enthusiastic Elder Scrolls fans could get their own personal prints of a nice Tamriel map in high resolution as I did.

Even though Bethesda owns the series, names, etc., I DID NOT share this so that you can slightly modify it and upload it to DeviantArt or wherever as if it were an original piece of work of yours.

If you want to edit it for whatever reason for a private personal print, just don't upload the edited version as if it were something new you made. I don't consider my map to be GREAT, but it is something *I* made and I enjoyed making. It took a lot of work, time and effort, as you can imagine. This is the only case in which deleting my signature without me getting really pissed is allowed (a personal print).

If you see this somewhere else claimed by someone else as their own, please, notify me by PM. I will mention it in here if I upload this to another site (and if I do it, it will probably be under the name "Belhene", "Sophia" or "SophiaBP"). It is currently only here in DeviantArt. I would really hate having to take it down and ruining it for the people who do things right just because of the few disrespectful ones who can't be original and make their own artwork.

I hope you understand.

Of course, you are very welcome to feature it in DeviantArt groups, a blog, a wiki, or whatever as long as you clearly state that *I* made it (with a link back here or my DeviantArt profile). And please let me know you uploaded it and where to. I want to know where my artwork is!
Needless to say, in this allowed kind of uploading outside DeviantArt, my signature obviously needs to remain where it is, and you may not modify anything.
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:iconlocosxlosrpg:
locosxlosrpg Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member
Hello, i'd like to know if you have a psd of this map, because i'd want to make an spanish version of it, but my photoshop level sucks and i don't want to ruin your job, i just need a version without the names and letters.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Hola! (soy bilingüe, jaja.) No es que no lo quiera compartir, pero lamentablemente como le dije a alguien más abajo (si mal no recuerdo) perdí el .psd en un disco rígido que fallaba. Por eso nunca corregí pequeños errores que tiene =(
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:iconlocosxlosrpg:
locosxlosrpg Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member
Mira que podría haber visto tu perfil y saber que sos de argentina, pero no, tenia que escribir mi comentario en ingles jaja. El caso es que ya estoy haciendo un mapa de Tamriel en español, solo me queda traducir o encontrar los nombres de 6 ciudades al español.
Una pregunta, ¿Como hiciste el efecto "olas" sobre el contorno del mapa?, me gusto mucho eso.
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:icononisatsu18:
Onisatsu18 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconvolunter:
Volunter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Man, this is so awesome I made it a poster on wall. It looks just great.
Here, have a look.

tinypic.com/r/2yywa5d/8
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
It looks awesome :)
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:iconthezking:
ThezKing Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member
What about a map of nirn?
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:iconcometa93:
cometa93 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Hi ! 

We have used your map. In presentation of our game. It is just example map untill we will do something on our own. 
It is not edited. And we have added link under video to your deviantpage. It will be no longer available in beta version of the game.
But like i sayed we have needed it to present our game. 

I'm hoping you will not be mad about this. If yes just write me at dfurman.art@gmail.com and i will erase that video.

By the way. 
You are great artist.
D.

Here is video :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXmYT…
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
It's fine!

But I can't see the video. It says it's been removed.

Cheers
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:iconta2lady:
Ta2Lady Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
I am a Reddit Secret Santa, and my giftee is really into Skyrim. I was searching for the most beautiful map I could find, and this one is simply elegant and amazing! I plan to frame it and send it as my main SS gift. I see that you can't sell this, and I am certainly downloading it for a gift, but I would really like to include your artist information with the gift so that you are credited for this most excellent work! I barely come on dA now that I
've retired from tattooing, but if you wouldn't mind, will you let me know just how you would like to be represented as the artist? If I can't pay you for this, maybe I could make some art and gift it to you?
Laura backtobennett@gmail.com
Thanks for being epic!
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Replied by email! (on Dec 15th)
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:iconmtibbs-89:
MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for this! I now have it printed on canvas-like paper and framed for use on my bedroom wall, right next to the map of Middle Earth. Prettiest poster I have. :)
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! I'd love to see a picture of it.
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:iconmtibbs-89:
MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll definitely get one when I get the chance. 
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:iconwinters-dawn1221:
Winters-Dawn1221 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! It reminds me of a Map of Middle-earth I have. But why didn't you correct the mistakes in Skyrim? Whiterun is on the other side of the Throat of the World, it doesn't have Morthal, and Markarth is almost in Morthal's spot. Why did they do that on the original? (It's not you, it's them).
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:iconlinonatsumihun:
LinoNatsumiHUN Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconninjaholic:
ninjaholic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Incredible work.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsashlyr:
Sashlyr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Is just AMAZING!!

I want it on my wall too!! XD
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, thanks.
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:iconhellkid97:
Hellkid97 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I searched for a map like this since... forever :D Really nice done.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Glad you liked it!
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:iconsilaeralin:
Silaeralin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
One question was the test done in a font or by hand?
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
What do you mean by test?
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:iconsilaeralin:
Silaeralin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
text, it should have been text. I was interested in if it was a font or hand done calligraphy
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
It's a font.
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:iconsilaeralin:
Silaeralin Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
could you tell me which one and where to get it? It's beautiful.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
The one I used for location names is Hesperides. The one for the text on the left is Scriptina Pro.
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:iconsilaeralin:
Silaeralin Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thanks, Scriptina Pro was one I'd been searching for.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem!
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:iconamandreus:
AmanDreus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
oh, oops, never mind about sales, just read the TOS again. What size did you print this as? Looking at pixel conversion leads me to roughly 24in x 15in at 300dpi. Does that sound right?
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm not very fast at mental calc, and I don't normally use inches, lol, so in cm, it would be 100 cm (width) x 70 cm (height)
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:iconszaszati:
szaszati Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
That comes at ~180 DPI. Is that still good quality? If calculating at 300 DPI, it would make a 60x37,5 cm print.
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:iconamandreus:
AmanDreus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Where can I buy a print of this? Seriously
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:iconphoneycorn:
Phoneycorn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Amazing details!
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:icongyromorgian:
Gyromorgian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I was looking for something like this.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblueingshoes:
blueingshoes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww yeah! I always wondered where the other places were located
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:iconhadamerica:
Hadamerica Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've done a great job of putting this all together! :D I'd really love to use it for my blog on Tumblr (ask-thethief-and-thebard.tumblr.com) and I will credit you in my post! I am going to draw over it but only to mark locations on the map.
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
OK, no problem. Sorry for my late reply.
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:iconslrthechosen:
SLRthechosen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!!
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconthefalloutguy:
TheFalloutGuy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i absolutely loved how skyrim threw all the cities around, save for the three bordering the sea of ghosts...
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:iconthebluegaze:
TheBlueGaze Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least you're taking it well.
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:iconthefalloutguy:
TheFalloutGuy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i try to :|

not that i don't like where the game put them at, i would have hated whiterun to be so close to riften, and the plains is much more of a pleasant sight.
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:iconbhelia:
Bhelia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
A friend of mine showed me your map and asked me to put it on canvas... thanks for all the details. I've never played the games but I enjoyed to kind of copy your map the old fashioned way :-D

fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201...
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool! :)
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SwornAllegiance Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
This... I can't even fathom it. This is clearly a labor love between this artist and their love of The Elder Scrolls. It is detailed beyond recognition, and is without a doubt the best possible map of Tamriel that exists, trumping even the likes of official maps made by Bethesda. GREAT JOB. And I would love to see this made available as a print. I would seriously consider buying it. 
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:iconbelhene:
Belhene Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for your kind words :)
The thing with making it available as a print for money is that there is too much copyrighted content and I don't want any trouble. The basic layout for the map is based on Bethesda's original map for Oblivion, which was very low-res, but anyway...
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