I'm starting to move again on this project since I have finally been able to use CheatEngine to help me streamline a couple of the tasks. With that said, here is a prototype sample of the Dark Ruins island (see below). This is definitely not the final version since there are some things I would like to change right off the bat.
1) Time of day. This was captured pretty early in the morning and I think I would rather capture everything closer to noon. It's a bit too dark otherwise
2) Cloudiness. I am not sure how much control I will have over this, but I would like to at least try to reduce the cloud cover on the south-west portion of the island
3) Perspective removal. I think I can do a bit of a better job reducing left-to-right perspective issues. I can't really afford to be too picky, but I feel like my process changed too much just while working on this one island, that I really need to redo it to make it more consistent.
Anyway, here it is. Looking forward to adding treasure chest and infamous monster location info directly onto the map when it's done. For chests, the contents will be listed as well as info about whether you need a thief's or magic key to open it.