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What's canned hypso tints?


I think he was referring to the oversaturated elevation tint that is on your map. By "canned" I think he was implying that good elevation tinting is a great artistic talent.

Both his reference to Imhof and yours to Raven Maps (S. Allen) implies a level of understanding pertaining to elevation that lies outside of defacto tints that come with conventional software.

Tinting choices made by professionals are done so for very specific reasons and as such are meant to convey specific details. Dunlavey's choices were probably made to imbue a localized sense of the landscape that fall outside of the "canned" choices available in commercial off-the-shelf software.

I am not too familiar with the country you are depicting on your map, but there might be some specific colors in the natural area that you might want to include in your tints. The dark green-light green-yellow-lt. brown-white color ramp seems a little, well, I don't know - (insert word of choice) generic?

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